Marbet Afghanistan, 2008 Marbet, a seven year-old Afghan Kyrgyz girl, had just returned home from watching over her father’s sheep. Her red cheeks are the result of the extreme cold that affects the Afghan Pamir throughout winter.
Photo by (Matthieu Paley - National Geographic Photographer). Twice a day, young Ayeem Khan milks the family's yaks in Afghanistan's Pamir mountains. Some milk curd will be dried for use in winter, when yaks give less milk.