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Silkroad travels: Tajikistan

On top of the Irkestam pass (3'536 m asl.) and a few hours before the Chinese border , my cyclist friend Blaise (left) checks on his bike. Herman is in the middle. The picture was taken by Martin. The mountains in the back are part of the Trans Alay chain. The Silk road has seen a rapidly increasing traffic here because Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazachstan have opened their borders to China, practically closed during Soviet times.

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  • Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 54 N: 651] (1628)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2007-08-21
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-02-07 10:01
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