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More than 94 percent of Kyrgyzstan is mountains.
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Video Length: 18:31
reporter Petr Lom travels to Kyrgyzstan, where an ancient tradition
of bride kidnapping, banned by the Soviets, is resurgent. Lom gets
inside families to talk with kidnapped brides -- those
who have managed to escape from their captors as well as those who
are making homes with their new husbands. watch video >> read more >>
Photo Essay: On the Roof of the World
Kyrgyzstan is a country at a geographic and historical crossroads, between
the vast Central Asian steppes to the west and China to the east. The
collapse of the Soviet Union has left this republic struggling to regain a
sense of security and identity. Explore a land of snowcapped mountains and
wild horses, colorful bazaars and nomadic traditions.