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Multimedia/Interview: 'Two Rivers' Run Through Arresting Portrait of Central Asia

Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's
Arts

"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who recently spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.

Interview: 'Noodle Road' Author Travels Silk Road on Journey Through Pasta's Past

Lifestyle

After eating her way from China to Italy, chef and author Jen Lin-Liu says that "one of the most alluring things about noodles" is "how varied they are."

Central Asia's Energy Market: From Moscow to Beijing

Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Policy

In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China — with time being on Beijing's side.

Photos: Kurdish Hills and Komodo Dragons All in a Day's Work for Kiwi Photographer

Iran’s Palangan village, in the mountainous borderlands near Iraq. This photo was selected as an
Multimedia

New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple, whose photo was selected as an editor's choice in the National Geographic Photo Contest, discusses his experiences photographing all over the world.

Photo of the Day: Majestic Mountains in Tajikistan

A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
Multimedia

A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)

Photo of the Day: Handmade Treasures in Uzbekistan

A row of handmade dolls line a market stall in Bukhara, Uzbekistan on October 1, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
Multimedia

A row of handmade dolls line a market stall in Bukhara, Uzbekistan on October 1, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)

Interview: Tyler Palma Captures Daily Life in Uzbekistan [Photos]

Multimedia

Tyler Palma, a Tokyo-based photographer, captures a range of scenes from Uzbekistan, from a historic Samarkand monument to ordinary village life.

Photos/Interview: Gerd Ludwig Explores 'Brash, Grandiose' Astana, Kazakhstan

Astana, Kazhastan. (©Gerd Ludwig/National Geographic)
Multimedia

Veteran National Geographic photojournalist Gerd Ludwig explores Astana, Kazakhstan, and uncovers an eclectic, visually arresting new metropolis.

Shishkin: Kyrgyzstan's Presidential Election a 'Wild Democratic Experiment'

Supporters of the Kyrgyz Byutun party protest against the results of the Parliamentary elections in Bishkek on October 18, 2010. (Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin discusses Kyrgyzstan's democratic experiment and its chances for success.

Lawsuit in French Court Shows Uzbekistan Mindful of Its Image

Uzbekistan President Islam Karimov addresses UN headquarters in New York on Sept. 20, 2010. A lawsuit currently in French courts reveals Karimov's family to be sensitive about his being referred to as a
Policy

The word "dictator" sets off a fit of pique on an international stage.