Clockwise from top left: A typical neighbourhood corner shop in Uzbekistan; Tajik bakers selling bread at Siab Bazaar – the main market in Samarkand; friendly smiles from children; the ship graveyard on the former shore of the Aral Sea in Moynak; and two women sheltering from the heat.

Country Profile: Uzbekistan

Last December, in a ballot described as ‘a sham’ by international observers, the country elected Mirziyoyev as successor of its first post-independence president and long-time dictator Karimov. But things might not get that much better, writes Tina Burrett.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
Marina Grishina by the waters of the Small Aral Sea. The island of her childhood holidays is now a dustbowl.

A sea returns to life, a sea slowly dies

Paul Lauener’s stirring report from the Aral Sea, scene of both environmental miracle and disaster.

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NI 437 - Humans vs. Nature - November, 2010

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