Faces of Central Asia Boys fetch water in the town of Osh in the south of Kyrgyzstan. swissinfo.ch 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. swissinfo.ch 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. swissinfo.ch Two shy girls in the Fergana valley. swissinfo.ch An Uzbek border guard patrols one of many crossings in a country where borders were drawn without consideration for the population. swissinfo.ch 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. swissinfo.ch A boy in Koshkor, in the mountains in the east of Kyrgyzstan. Temperatures there can drop below zero, even in spring. swissinfo.ch You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us! If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sort by Newest first Oldest first Load more More More Swiss federal elections 2023 It's time to decide who sits in the Swiss parliament by casting your vote in the federal elections on October 22. Here's our election guide.