Faces along the Silk Road

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The Silk Road refers to a network of ancient trade routes connecting Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, and the Orient. The photographs that follow were taken along a branch of the Silk Road connecting Northern Pakistan with the Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China.

A young girl living along the Indus River in Northern Pakistan. Three of the world's great mountain ranges (The Himalaya, the Karakoram, and the Hindu Kush) stretch into Northern Pakistan. The Indus River divides the Himalaya range from the Hindu Kush.

A young girl from the Hunza Valley of Northern Pakistan. The Hunza Valley lies on a branch of the Silk Road that connects Kashmir to Kashgar, China. Until the 1970's Hunza was isolated from the rest of the world.

A young boy living in the outskirts of Kashgar, China.

A boy from the Pamir Mountains outside of Tashkurghan , China.

A man at the weekly "Sunday Market" in Kashgar, China.