India Hidden Valley Photo Essay
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India Hidden Valley Photo Essay

In this Aug. 17, 2016, photo, from left to right, Chhering Chodom, 60, Tashi Yangzom, 50, Lobsang Chhering, 27, and Dorje Tandup, 58, drink milk tea on the side of the road. For centuries, the sleepy valley nestled in the Indian Himalayas remained a hidden Buddhist enclave forbidden to outsiders. That's all now starting to change since India began allowing its own citizens as well as outsiders to visit the valley in the early 1990s. Some villagers and travelers worry the influx of new funds will bring competition, greed and environmentally taxing change, such as flush toilets that might empty straight into the Spiti River, or a strain on the region's already limited water sources. (AP Photo/Thomas Cytrynowicz)

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September 09, 2016 09:26:28 AM
September 14, 2016 08:38:19 AM
Thomas Cytrynowicz
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