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Nomads in Transition – The Diplomat

Photo Essays | Society | Central Asia

New technology is helping to keep a traditional lifestyle alive on the Mongolian steppes.

A young man from Ulaanbaatar poses with a falcon used by eagle hunters. Nomadic eagle hunters put the birds on display for passing tourists who want to interact with them, as a side business.

Credit: Hannah Reyes

Mongolia: Nomads in Transition

A ger on the steppe at night.

Credit: Hannah Reyes

Mongolia: Nomads in Transition

Young nomad boys ride horses without a saddle. In the summer, nomad children leave boarding school and urban life, and come back to their families in the steppe.

Credit: Hannah Reyes

Mongolia: Nomads in Transition

A man builds the skeleton of his Mongolian ger, the traditional nomadic shelter. Today, both nomads and a number of the population living in urban areas still use gers are their main housing.

Credit: Hannah Reyes

Mongolia: Nomads in Transition

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