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Ger districts can be found in most Mongolian cities. These low-cost neighborhoods comprise traditional tent-like homes located in outer parts of the city, which usually lack basic infrastructure and utilities. An estimated 60% of Ulaanbaatar’s population lives in ger districts. They provide the only affordable habitations for large numbers of urban migrants from the countryside.

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Collection: East Asia
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Two children stand outside their family’s tent, known as a ‘get,’ in Mongolia. Despite significant improvements in Mongolia’s education system in recent years, it can still be very difficult for children of rural families to receive a full 10-year primary and secondary education. A combination of overcrowding, aging facilities and great distances from the temporary homes of nomadic families means that only 45% of rural students complete high school, compared with 55% nationally.

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Chickens look for food on a farm in Kyrgyzstan.

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Collection: Central Asia
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Kyrgyz yurt patterns line the foreground of mountain peaks that rise to create a harsh border along the historic Silk Road trading route between Kyrgyzstan and China, in the Tash Rabat Valley. Yurts are traditional houses where many people in Central Asia live.

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A shepherd boy sits in the doorway of his home, called a yurt, in the Tash Rabat Valley that separates Kyrgyzstan and China.

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A Kyrgyz man performs traditional songs for a group of visitors from inside a yurt, a traditional home, in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.

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A Kyrgyz man performs traditional songs for a group of visitors from inside a yurt, a traditional home, in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.

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Traditional Kyrgyz patterns adorn the side of a yurt in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.

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