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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Into the Mountains

In summer 2015 I took a trip along the Pamir Highway, famous ex-Soviet road M41 (Pamirski trakt in Russian) with my friend Francois. This is the photo I made on the leg between Alichur and Murghab in Tajikistan, unknown motorcyclist is braving the road…. It is very lonely and remote place, the altitude is around 3.900 meters, on the whole section between Alichur and Murghab, distance of some 110 kilometers, we met perhaps two or three vehicles.

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Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Tajikistan
Copyright: © Oleg Mastruko