An Afghan Kirghiz man poses with a photo of Kyrgyzstan president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The Afghan Pamir is inhabited by the Kirghiz nomads, who are closely related to the people of Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyzstan government in Bishkek has provided humanitarian aid to the Afghan Kirghiz of Pamir, as well as offering them relocation in Kyrgyzstan. But nevertheless, the Afghan Kirghiz still choose to stay in their isolated mountains.
Pamir, Afghanistan, 2008