About 1,000 ethnic Kyrgyz living in the remote Wakhan Corridor have a decision to make: Is it time to leave their home for a less isolated part of Afghanistan, or perhaps leave the country altogether?
June 18, 2013 A woman stands outside her yurt in the village of Bozai Gumbaz, part of Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor. In recent years, it has become common for the minority ethnic Kyrgyz to buy satellite dishes, such as the one here, from traveling salesman to gain access to the outside world. The Kyrgyz in the area have been spared the violence that has plagued the rest of Afghanistan, but they’ve also done without the burst of foreign aid that helped reconstruct the poor nation. Lorenzo Tugnoli/For The Washington Post Buy Photo