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Afghanistan's Kyrgyz trapped on the 'roof of the world'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
For centuries, the nomadic Kyrgyz people travelled freely across Central and South Asia, fording rivers and cutting across snow-capped mountains with their herds of livestock. Today they are stuck on the "roof of the world" -- caught in Afghanistan's remote and mountainous Wakhan Corridor with little hope of a way out. There are no roads, and one by one the nearest borders have closed, condemning the Kyrgyz to a treacherous life. read more


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