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pickled vegetable seller at the Tolkuchka Bazaar, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

pickled vegetable seller at the Tolkuchka Bazaar, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

a Timorese woman with a back-strap loom, Tais Mercado, Dili, East Timor

a Timorese woman with a back-strap loom, Tais Mercado, Dili, East Timor

baking bread, Bai Bazaar, Dashoguz, Turkmenistan

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cake sellers at the Bai Bazaar, Dashoguz, Turkmenistan

In Bai Bazaar, a Russian town in Turkmenistan, the legacy of Soviet rule remains evident in the dress and demeanour of these Turkmen women, and especially in its cakes. (Photo by David Stanley)

Central Asian bread for sale in the Siob Bazaar at Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Central Asian bread for sale in the Siob Bazaar at Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

passengers on a truck heading for Maubisse, East Timor

passengers on a truck heading for Maubisse, East Timor

These Jordanian school girls visiting Petra are having a good day.

The infamous Article 308 — a bill that allows rapists to forgo punishment by marrying their victims—was recently repealed by the.

street cleaner, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan

street cleaner, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan

girls passing the Circus in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan is a unique modern city that has been extensively rebuilt over the last ten years since the country gained independence.

These Chinese girls aboard an excursion boat on West Lake at Hangzhou, China, are intent on taking a selfie.

These Chinese girls aboard an excursion boat on West Lake at Hangzhou, China, are intent on taking a selfie.

A woman poses on the ramparts of the Citadel in central Amman, Jordan.

A woman poses on the ramparts of the Citadel in central Amman, Jordan.

Japanese tourists taking selfies near Ginkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Japanese tourists taking selfies near Ginkakuji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

A model shows off a silk kimono at the Nihijin Textile Center in Kyoto, Japan.

A model shows off a silk kimono at the Nihijin Textile Center in Kyoto, Japan.

Iraqi beauties encountered in Baghdad.

Iraqi beauties encountered in Baghdad.

David Stanley with two Iranian students in the Bagh-e Eram or Garden of Paradise at Shiraz, Iran.

David Stanley with two Iranian students in the Bagh-e Eram or Garden of Paradise at Shiraz, Iran.

Weavers at the Registan in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

Making of Pashmina Shawls is a cottage industry at Villages of Kashmir.