Afganistan, Usbekistan, the other 'Stans--Anything Goes

Challenge #39 in the around the world in 80 ways series. Hosted by santamonica812.
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Images taken in the following countries are ok: Kazakhstan; Uzbekistan; Turkmenistan, Tajikistan; Kyrgyzstan; Afghanistan. All types of images are fine: Nature, portraits, buildings, etc.. Because this challenge is open to entries taken in several different countries, the title or description MUST be in the following general form: Country, city/town, plus (ideally) the specific location. [Ex: "Afghanistan, Kabul. Small girl playing doll" or "Kyrgyzstan, Lake Issyk-Kul, fishermen at dawn."] NOTE: I have no idea how many DP members have been to any of these countries. This particular challenge will be withdrawn if there are fewer than 5 valid entries. As usual for my challenges, Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other entrants post with Rules questions or clarifications, and (3) follow each of the challenge rules...including voting WITHIN THE FIRST SIX DAYS of the challenge.
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Window on Tian Shan
by rjsutor
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This was taken in the Tian Shan Mountains on Kazakhstan. We hitched a ride on a Kyrgyz military helicopter to visit a glacier.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 25th September, 2013 07:25 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 5th August, 2009
Focal length: 4.1 mm
Shutter speed: 1/640 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 125
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