Clockwise from top left: Wealthier nomads visit the capital on holiday, or retire there; the old and the new (and, until recently, the incessant construction) in the Ulaanbaatar skyline; a metal colossus celebrating the construction of the Darkhan Metallurgical Plant; a Mongolian hero of World War Two feeds pigeons in the streets of Ulaanbaatar; but the traditional life on the steppes goes on, as Degi demonstrates how he practises horse riding.

Country Profile: Mongolia

Times are hard. High unemployment, rampant inflation and a collapse in the value of the tugrik, reports Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons.

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NI 505 - Bad Education - September, 2017
Mongolian herder Doljin Byambasurengiin lost more than 200 livestock to this year’s winter disaster.

Mongolia’s dzud disaster

Plunging temperatures test the survival skills of the country’s nomadic herders, as this photo essay by Madoka Ikegami shows.

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NI 493 - Love in the time of Ebola - June, 2016
A female herder milks one of her yaks. The skill is soon forgotten by those who leave the land for a new life in the city.

Waiting for Chinggis

Some Mongolians believe their warrior-hero will return from the dead in 2027 to restore their country. Others aren’t willing to wait that long – and are taking on modern-day menaces themselves. Tina Burrett and Christopher Simons discover a nomadic people fighting for their past, and future.

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NI 460 - What has development done for me? - March, 2013

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Bad Education September, 2017
Love in the time of Ebola May, 2016
Where have all the girls gone? October, 2013
What has development done for me? March, 2013
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