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Gujar women carry firewood on their heads as they make their way down a path near a mountain stream in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The Gujer people are a group of nomadic shepherds living high in the Himalayas.

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A Gujer couple sits in their tent in the Indian region of Kashmir. The Gujer people are a group of nomadic shepherds who live high in the Himalayan mountains. The IMB provides support for NGOs and community development organizations in the city of Srinagar and rural villages throughout the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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A Gujer family sits in their tent in the Indian region of Kashmir. The Gujer people are a group of nomadic shepherds who live high in the Himalayan mountains. The IMB provides support for NGOs and community development organizations in the city of Srinagar and rural villages throughout the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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A woman shows her kitchen in her portable home. The Gujar people are a group of nomadic shepherds living high in the Himalayan Mountains outside of Srinagar, a city in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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Portrait of a man holding a sheep in Srinagar, a city in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, India.

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Portrait of a Mongolian man.

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Portrait of a man a local festival in Hustai National Park, Mongolia.

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An archer in Sükhbaatar, Mongolia.

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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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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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Equestrian skills come early and naturally to children of Mongolian herder families. This three-year-old girl has already mastered horseback riding.

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A Mongolian nomadic herder prepares to bring in his flock in Sükhbaatar, Mongolia.

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A herd of horses interrupts an endless landscape of steppes and skies. The vast majority of Mongolia comprises grasslands that can support only nomadic grazing.

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Mongolian herders drive their livestock on horseback using long wooden poles with a loop of rope attached to the end. Although it is primarily a man’s responsibility to herd the family’s livestock, all family members learn to ride from as young as three years old.

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A nomadic herdswoman tends her sheep on the grasslands of Sükhbaatar, Mongolia.

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