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Nowruz - also known as Navruz or Novruz - is a holiday celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, and in all Central Asian countries, marking the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. The feast is celebrated one week...
Located atop a steep hill, the Armenian Genocide Memorial is one of the landmarks of Armenia’s capital, Yerevan. But it does not stand alone. Armenia contains nearly 30 memorials to the the victims of Ottoman Turkey’s 1915 massacre of ethnic...
For Armenians, the towns of Muş and Sason in southeastern Turkey, not far to the west of Lake Van, hold particular historical significance. But today, 100 years after the massacre of 1915, few ethnic Armenians still remain there In the medieval era...
After 11 days of no public appearances and dozens of theories and speculations about his curious absence, Russian President Vladimir Putin stepped back into the public spotlight today during a presentation to the news media with Kyrgyz President...
A Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft with American astronaut Barry Wilmore and Russian cosmonauts Alexander Samokutyaev and Elena Serova aboard descends toward the clouds near the Kazakh town of Dzhezkazgan on March 11. The trio returned to Earth after almost...
A scarecrow woman is set on fire in the city of Kostanay in northern Kazakhstan, at a celebration of Maslenitsa, a Russian festival marking the start of Lent and heralding the coming of spring. Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in...
A woman cleans rice to start the process of making plov in the inner courtyard of a mixed ethnic family in central Osh. Plov is a traditional Central Asian slow-cooked dish made primarily of rice, and depending on the country, region, or city can...
Youth competitors prepare to participate in the first speed Rubiks Cube Competition hosted in Osh in southern Kyrgyzstan on Dec. 14, 2013. Zach Krahmer is a visual storyteller and photographer based in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. More of his work can be seen...
The sun sets behind a mosque at the foot of Suleiman Too mountain after the first day of the new year in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. The rocky outcrop, which rises in the middle of the southwestern Kyrgyz city in the Fergana Valley, was named a UNESCO World...
A visitor at the Toktogul School Museum in Kadamjay examines a wooden model of a Kalashnikov automatic rifle. Zach Krahmer is a visual storyteller and photographer based in Osh, Kyrgyzstan. More of his work can be seen on his portfolio Web site.