The Pamir Highlands in along the western border of China, is a sparsely populated and barren land. The nearly 30,000 semi-nomadic Muslim Tajiks who now occupy the 4,000-meter high valley live in low mud-brick houses that blend seamlessly into the landscape and provide an effective shelter against the bitter cold. They herd their livestock and subsistence farm in a beautiful but unforgiving place.
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The Pamir Highlands in along the western border of China, is a sparsely populated and barren land. The nearly 30,000 semi-nomadic Muslim Tajiks who now occupy the 4,000-meter high valley live in low mud-brick houses that blend seamlessly into the landscape and provide an effective shelter against the bitter cold. They herd their livestock and subsistence farm in a beautiful but unforgiving place.

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