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Marco Polo sheep horns on the roof of a house in a village in Warmdih  
   

Marco Polo sheep horns on the roof of a house in a village in Warmdih

A short jaunt in the Afghan Pamir

September 7th 2010
The path crawled up and up, out of Sarhad-e-Broghil and past the last vestiges of civilisation, the few lonely mud and stone huts and irrigated fields that clung loosely to the outskirts of the village at the end of the 200km road that led east from Ishkashim. Sarhad was apparently at 3300m above sea level, and the pass we had to cross today about 1000m higher, but any thoughts or feelings of tire ... read more
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Afghan Flag Afghanistan's recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. The Soviet Union invaded in 1979, but was forced to withdraw 10 years later by anti-Communist mujahidin forces. The Communist regime in Kabul collapsed in 1992. Fighting that subsequent... ... read more
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14th January 2012

Horns
Hi Ed, Sorry to tell you this but this is a photo of Ibex horns not the horns of a Marco Polo sheep. Denis Belliveau Author and filmmaker of "In the Footsteps of Marco Polo"

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