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On the Silk Route

Almost 80 per cent of Kyrgyz Republic is mountainous but the hills are interspersed with expansive pastures and lush valleys.
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In the capital, Bishkek, a statue of Manas, the nation’s legendary hero celebrated in an epic of the same name.
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A street in Bishkek.
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State Historical Museum in Bishkek.
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Bishkek is a lovely city with a lot of greenery.
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Selling "non", the local bread, in Osh's fabled market.
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On the road from Bishkek to Osh.
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Outside a tunnel in a mountain pass on the route to Osh.
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A roadside fruit vendor on the route to Osh.Photo: Picasa
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Autumn colours on the stunningly beautiful route to Osh.
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On the "roof of the world". Kyrgyz Republic is home to some majestic mountain ranges—Alay, Tien Shan and the Pamirs.
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On the Pamirs. Roads wrap around the mountains like a giant black serpent.Photo: Picasa
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The road from Bishkek to Osh. It passes through the Tien Shan range.
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Osh town, with a newly built mosque in the foreground.
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The dargah of the legendary conqueror Babur atop the Sulayman hill in Osh.
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The Indian delegation crossing over from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyz territory, at Korday.
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