Faces of Central Asia ... Print comment Boys fetch water in the town of Osh in the south of Kyrgyzstan. A wrestling match is held as part of a circumcision event in Arab, a village in the Fergana valley. The first prize is a huge sheep's bone. Money is collected for the boy's family during the circumcision event. It is placed under the hat, while the participants dance and drink vodka. Two shy girls in the Fergana valley. An Uzbek border guard patrols one of many crossings in a country where borders were drawn without consideration for the population. The office of the mayor of the village of Arab is decorated with a rose, the Uzbek flag and - not seen in the picture - a portrait of the Uzbek president, Islam Karimov. A boy in Koshkor, in the mountains in the east of Kyrgyzstan. Temperatures there can drop below zero, even in spring. Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!