A few girls wait for a group of Tajik students to arrive in the demarcated area between the borders of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. The “peace caravan” was an event hosted by ACTED and was meant to bring Tajik students in to Kyrgyzstan to present acts and interact with Kyrgyz students in Batken.
These traditional Kyrgyz outfits must have been hard to wear because of the 40c heat that day. I’m sure they must have been relieved to change into cooler clothing after this part of the ceremony!
I had to stamp my passport to leave Kyrgyzstan to photograph the meeting of the students, and again to re-enter Kyrgyzstan, not having entered any other country. For one day, according to my passport, I was no where.