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Tajikistan: Water Is Power by Carolyn Drake (32 images)

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This is a visual journey through the mountain valleys that feed the Amu Darya river, the longest in Central Asia. The river's source is in Tajikistan's Pamir mountains, which rise to over 7,000 metres. The Pamiri glaciers melt in summer, providing settlements in the mountain valleys with fresh water, blooming fruit trees and irrigation for family farms. Over half of the water that irrigates the cotton fields of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan originates here, but overuse has led to an...
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