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Faces Of The Silk Road

RFE/RL Moldovan Service journalist Sabina Fati spent eleven weeks this summer exploring the Silk Road--the 4,000-mile-long historic trade route linking eastern China to the Mediterranean. During her journey she discovered rich cultures, porous borders, vital trading corridors, dangerous smuggling trails, and unstinting hospitality from locals.
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A woman smiles for a photo in Merv, Turkmenistan.
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A woman smiles for a photo in Merv, Turkmenistan.

A woman on the street in Merv, Turkmenistan. June 16, 2014.
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A woman on the street in Merv, Turkmenistan. June 16, 2014.

Sabina Fati in front of a tower in Buhara, Uzbekistan.
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Sabina Fati in front of a tower in Buhara, Uzbekistan.

The Zenkov Russian Orthodox cathedral in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Built in 1907, the cathedral is the second tallest wooden building in the world. July 21, 2014.    
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The Zenkov Russian Orthodox cathedral in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Built in 1907, the cathedral is the second tallest wooden building in the world. July 21, 2014.    

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