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Two Rivers

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Carolyn Drake | Two Rivers Sea bream, part of a permanent exhibition of endangered species displayed at the History Museum of Aralsk, a former Soviet fishing port on the Aral Sea. Aralsk, Kazakhstan. 2009. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Cotton farmer in his Moskovich. Shege, Karakalpakstan, Uzbekistan. 2008. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Nicknamed 'The Door To Hell,' Darvaza gas crater has been burning since 1971 when Soviet geologists tried burning off the gas in an underground cavern to prevent poisoning. Gas is in readily availa (...)
Carolyn Drake | Two Rivers Pilgrims stop for a swim on the way the home from visiting a notorious spring where a Sufi missionary was beheaded. Turkestan, Kazakhstan. 2010. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Kazakhstan. Turkestan. 2010. A child's body print on the shore of the Syr Darya river. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Swimming pool in Mary, an ancient oasis city in the Karakum desert that was expanded in Soviet times as a center for cotton and natural gas production. Mary, Turkmenistan. 2009. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake A clay house in Damla (drop of water), a village in the Karakum desert in which rain water is the only source of water. Damla, Turkmenistan. 2009. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Hunting for pheasants near the Kazakh/Uzbek border. Zhetisay, Kazakhstan. 2009. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Uzbekistan. Jizzak. 2010. Cotton harvest in the Jizzak region of Uzbekistan. The workers are employees from a medical office/hospital and are near the end of their month of service in the fields. " (...)
Carolyn Drake Wild goose, part of a permanent exhibition of endangered species displayed at the History Museum of Aralsk, a former Soviet fishing port on the Aral Sea. Aralsk, Kazakhstan. 2009. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake | Two Rivers A border town near the city of Osh in the Fergana Valley. Osh, Kyrgyzstan. 2008. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Uzbekistan. Fergana Valley. Kokand. 2007. Food stalls in front of Khudayar Khan's palace in celebration of Nowruz, holiday of renewal on the spring equinox. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake When Islam spread through Central Asia it mixed with local shamanistic beliefs. After the Soviet ban on religion was lifted in 1991, spiritual traditions revived. A woman is being healed of tiredn (...)
Carolyn Drake Khujand viewed through a window in the Leninabad Hotel. The city was established by Alexander the Great 2,500 years ago on the banks of the Syr Darya (framed in the upper left corner). Fergana Vall (...)
Carolyn Drake | Two Rivers Bartang river. The road was built with support from the Aga Khan foundation after the Soviet Union dissolved. During Soviet times, military roads were built along the Afghan border, but in the Bart (...)
Carolyn Drake City reflections in a busy restaurant on the Nowruz holiday celebrating celebration of renewal on the spring equinox. Fergana Valley, Kokand, Uzbekistan. 2007. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Kyrgyzstan. Fergana Valley. Osh. 2008. A Lenin statue marks the entrance of a Soviet factory that is being converted into a warehouse for products from China. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Kyrgyzstan. Talas. 2010. Bubusade treats a young woman in the shaman studio beside her home. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos
Carolyn Drake Suusamyr Valley in Northwest Kyrgyzstan in spring. Kyrgyzstan. 2008. © Carolyn Drake | Magnum Photos