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Life in between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

This woman was born in Kyrgyzstan. She has a Tajik passport. Yet she doesn't know where exactly she belongs. Image by Gulzhan Turdubayeva, used with permission.

In Central Asia's fertile and overpopulated Ferghana Valley, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have not been able to agree on where exactly the border between the two countries lies. As a result, it is often unclear which citizenship people living in this region hold. presents a photo essay (with Russian subtitles) which offers an insight into the life of families living in the disputed border area.

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