PANAM-SUR 2012
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No-man's land between the Kyrgyz and the Tajik borders

No-man's land between the Kyrgyz and the Tajik borders
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Along the Surkhob River and the Pamir Alay Range

Along the Surkhob River and the Pamir Alay Range
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Long waiting lines at the Tajik border at Karamyk

Long waiting lines at the Tajik border at Karamyk
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This border is closed to all foreigners...

This border is closed to all foreigners...
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...but we got lucky and they let us pass anyway...

...but we got lucky and they let us pass anyway...
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...only to find out that the border to Samarkand, Uzbekistan has been closed

...only to find out that the border to Samarkand, Uzbekistan has been closed
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Tajikistan is Persian speaking and probably the poorest of the former Soviet republics

Tajikistan is Persian speaking and probably the poorest of the former Soviet republics
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The road to Dushanbe, Tajikistan's capital

The road to Dushanbe, Tajikistan's capital
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Harvest is in full swing

Harvest is in full swing
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A typical Tajik gas station

A typical Tajik gas station
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Tajikistan drives Opel

Tajikistan drives Opel
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The Garm Valley

The Garm Valley
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Police checkpoint at the turn-off to the autonomous region of Gorno-Badakhshan or GBAO

Police checkpoint at the turn-off to the autonomous region of Gorno-Badakhshan or GBAO
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Even though the region is off-limits due to heavy fighting in July...

Even though the region is off-limits due to heavy fighting in July...
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...they let us pass

...they let us pass
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Filling up the tank before hitting the road to Kalaikhum

Filling up the tank before hitting the road to Kalaikhum
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Ready to tackle the Pamir Highway

Ready to tackle the Pamir Highway
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The GBAO accounts for 45% of Tajikistan's territory, but only 3% of its population

The GBAO accounts for 45% of Tajikistan's territory, but only 3% of its population