Skipping stones in the Wakhan Corridor

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Photo and caption by Erik Petersen

A young Wakhi girl skips from rock to rock across a stream while playing in a meadow near the village of Krit, in Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor. The Wakhan is one of the most remote places on earth. The corridor, about 200 miles long, is bordered by Tajikistan to the north, Pakistan to the south, and China to the east. Mainland Afghanistan, to the west, can seem so far away. The valley is stashed deep within the great mountains of Central Asia - the Pamirs, Karakoram and Hindu Kush. Much of it is above 14,000 feet.

Location: Village of Krit in the Wakhan Corridor, Afghanistan


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