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In Babur's land

The Babur Park in Andijon, one of the many places and monuments that commemorate Uzbekistan’s most famous son.
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In Andijon, the house in which Babur was born. It is now a museum.Photo: Picasa
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The citadel of Khodyar Khan in Kokand, the last of the independent Khanates before it was brought under the Russian Empire in 1876.
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The magnificent Khazrat-e-Emam mosque in Tashkent.
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Spice vendors in Tashkent.
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Women in a Tashkent suburb.
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Registan Square, in Samarkand, marked by a perfectly balanced ensemble of exquisite Timurid architecture.
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A view of the site where the town of Afrasiob, in ancient Samarkand, was founded by Iranian immigrants in the 7th century B.C. and which Genghis Khan destroyed in the 13th century A.D.
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The entrance to the Gur Emir, Samarkand.
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The roof design inside Timur's tomb, Gur Emir, in Samarkand.
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The sextant in the Ulug Beg Observatory in Samarkand.
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A quiet street in Bukhara, an enchanting desert town with labrynthine alleys.
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The iconic Kalyan Minaret and Mosque in Bukhara.
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A close-up of the Kalyan Minaret.
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The statue of the father of modern algebra, Mohammed Ibn Musa, al the Ichan Kala, or Royal Court, in Khiva.
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Khiva, the ancient capital of the Khorazem province. Considered an important centre of Islam, it has 94 mosques and 63 madrassas.
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The ICAF delegates at Shastri Park in Tashkent on October 2, Lal Bahadur Shastri's birth anniversary.
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