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Tajik City at Night

The Tajik city of Kulyab at night. Image by Harsavor, used with permission.

Blogger Harsavor who took this photo asks [ru] angrily:

How is it possible that the country that exports electricity to Afghanistan and builds the world's highest flagpoles, giant (albeit empty) libraries, huge mosques, and super-expensive residences for the rich does not have enough electricity for the ordinary people?

Power-short Tajikistan has had to ration the supply of electricity in winter over the last several years.

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