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July 2015 issue
by Aun Raza
Uzbekistan is a two-sided postcard. On one side are the glorious remains of the Silk Road days and on the other side
is the heavily lingering Soviet shadow which keeps getting crossed over by the seemingly distant American popular
Around New Year, Uzbek Islamic-nationalism takes the back seat and Santa Clauses roam around doing everyday jobs
while dreams of a different world float in the air.
This series is a glimpse of my new-year experiences in Uzbekistan.
Tashkent; the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan. 2013.
Santa in Bukhara, the capital of the Bukhara Province of Uzbekistan.
Samarkand, the second-largest city in Uzbekistan.
Nukus, the sixth-largest city in Uzbekistan and the capital of the autonomous Karakalpakstan Republic.
Christmas wedding, Khiva 2014.
Train, Samarkand 2014.