Damon Lynch

Tajik woman in front of Muslim piety poster

A Pamiri woman in a village in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast's Wakhan Valley stands with her hands on her hips in front of a poster that shows two pious young Muslim girls in front of the Kaaba in Mecca. The poster is ubiquitous throughout Tajikistan, including among families who would never dream of their daughters wearing hijab.

Photo taken on August 28, 2010 in Vichkut, Tajikistan.

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