14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
This is one of the many bee farms scattered around the mountains overlooking Naran Valley. The people here wear no protective gear other than a flimsy net
cloth around their faces. “Our tough mountain skin is all the protection we need” says Irfan Sahab light heartedly.
On a serious note he adds “We, Pathans, are a happy, hardworking bunch.
People who come here expect us to be sad, deprived or miserable. How can one stay miserable when there is so much beauty all around?”
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||Aug. 16, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
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