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Lyuli girl - Tajikistan

Lyuli girl - Tajikistan

Dushanbe, Tajikistan view map

Roma girl in Dushanbe Tajikistan. She is 9 years old, and is wearing a purple and black dress with a floral design; she also has a hijab (headscarf). Roma (gypsy) people in Central Asia are a subgroup of the Dom people, who likely emigrated from Multan, Pakistan many centuries ago. Locally they are known as Lyulis, Lulis or Jughis, but it appears they prefer the term Mugat (also spelled Mughat). For many Tajiks, unfortunately Romas are probably the most disliked of all social groups. Although they constitute a tiny percentage of Tajikistanís population, they are highly visible because they beg. Photo taken on August 15, 2012.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III ,Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
1/1600s f/2.0 at 85.0mm iso160 hide exif
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Date/Time15-Aug-2012 16:58:47
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length85 mm
Exposure Time1/1667 sec
ISO Equivalent160
Exposure Bias+1/3
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