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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Mother Queen

During my solo trip to Azerbaijan, I met a woman and her daughter on a 5-hour bus ride. We could only communicate by using the Google translate app on my phone. She invited me to stay with her family, so I got off the bus early and spent 3 days on her family farm. She is one of 12 siblings, and when I asked her to identify the woman pictured here, her written response was "Mother Queen."

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Ujar, Azerbaijan
Copyright: © Lauren Moffett