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Herds of horses (seen here), sheeps, goats, and even camels dominate the landscape around Sayram Lake, Xinjiang, China
The view of Everest from Rongbuk Monastery in Tibet, China, highest monastery in the world.
people going back home sitting on the roof of the train from dhaka to narayangonj
This Kyrgyz gentleman hardly noticed me as he sat before Karakul Lake in Xinjiang, China.
This Tibetan pilgrim was visiting Labrang Monastery in Gansu, China.
This nomad lived alone between Shigatse and Lhasa. A hand injury kept him from helping his sedentary family.
This woman was sitting across the street (one of two) from my hotel in Dingri, Tibet, China.
This stylish gentleman was walking along a back road between Shigatse and Lhasa in Tibet, China.
This woman insisted on posing in front of rapeseed fields on the road toward Mt. Everest from Dingri in Tibet, China.
Gentleman getting a shave and haircut just outside the Sunday Livestock Market in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.
Our youth
A group of Tibetan boys followed me around Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse and then mugged for this photo.
A Tibetan pilgrim viewed from an upper level of the Kumbum Chorten stupa in Gyantse, Tibet.
Tibetan mother and baby at Labrang Monastery in Gansu, China
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Workers and students had just boarded a tractor-pulled cart on a rural road in Tibet.
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Three Kazakh horsemen raced along the road surrounding Sayram Lake in Xinjiang, China.
The Eye
A young Tibetan girl had just afixed a prayer flag at a shrine above Yamdrok Yumtso Lake.
In Lhasa this Tibetan pilgrim prostrated before Potala Palace, while Chinese soldiers patrolled;a jarring juxtaposition.
Animal couture series
7th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A group of Tibetan boys followed me around Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse and then mugged for this photo.

A group of Tibetan boys followed me around Tashilhunpo Monastery in Shigatse and then mugged for this photo.

TAGS: Boy, China, Monastery, Tibet

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© Thomas Adolphson.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2009
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2009, 3:43 a.m.
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Camera Model: COOLPIX L5
Focal Length: 6.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/22
Aperture: f2.9
ISO: ISO79
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