Photo of the Day (9/7/06)

This photo so perfectly captures those high desert ‘stan countries. This one, taken in the Pamirs of Tajikstan by teokaye, features the quintessential old weathered face, grubby kids (one strangely holding up a playing card), and an amazing mountain backdrop.

According to the caption attached to the photo, the photographer asked this old man about “Chinese history in the region” and the answer he received back was classic: “Well, I don’t really know much. And when you don’t know anything, really, what’s the point in lying? Now come drink tea with me.”