Villagers in red clothing

A group of Tajik villagers — many of whom are kids in red traditional clothing — carry water back to their village in Xinjiang. Chinese Tajiks are one of the 56 nationalities officially recognized by China.

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Michael Yamashita

Michael Yamashita is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting for National Geographic magazine for more than 30 years. He specialized in Asia after spending seven years in the region following his graduation from Wesleyan University.