Clockwise from top left: Two members of the Taz clan take part in a wrestling match at their annual two-day festival at Song Kol Lake, in Naryn Province, which also includes family storytelling, dancing and horse-riding games; a woman milks a mare in the Kyrgyz Alatau range (part of the Tien Shan mountains) – she will make a fermented drink called kunus from the milk; two girls by the roadside near Kazarman; beekeeper Victor inspects his 120 hives in Sary-Chelek, in the western province of Jalal-Abad.Photos: Tim Dirven/Panos

Country Profile: Kyrgyzstan

The photos, facts, and politics of Kyrgyzstan.

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NI 531 - Vaccine equality - May, 2021
Celebrating at a wedding in Jalalabad.Nick Megoran

Kyrgyzstan

Nick Megoran revisits one of the poorest of the former Soviet republics and finds that instability, corruption and ethnic tensions remain.

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