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The taiga in northernmost Mongolia is inhabited by the Tsaatan people, famous for being the only reindeer breeding people in the world. The Tsaatans are also famous for their strong shamanism tradition that survived the decades of oppression under communism. They live in northern isolated mountains bordering with Russia, like life will never change forever due to isolation. But, in fact, modern technology has slowly started to show its existence. The reindeer herders now use mobile phones. Blank CD hung on the window is believed to gather strong mobile phone signal, at least enough to say hello and send text message.

Darkhad, Mongolia, 2009

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