The Boys From Bhutan. Phobijiki Valley.

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Peaking out the window of his home in Gangtey.

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A boy with his sister in the Bumthang Valley.

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Bhutanese citizens are required by law to observe the national dress code and wear traditional/national dress in public during daylight hours and in government offices, schools and for all formal occasions. The law is meant to help preserve Bhutan’s cultural heritage. Clearly with shoes, anything goes. Archery is the national sport. In Trongsa.

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Young nuns in the Punakha Valley.

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Children in front of their home near Paro.

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Weekend outdoor market in Thimphu.

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A happy young monk.

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There are no traffic lights in the entire country of Bhutan. In Thimphu, the capital, there is a policeman who directs traffic at the city’s busiest intersection, seen here. At one point, they tried replacing him with a traffic light, but residents complained it was ugly so it was promptly removed and the policeman returned.

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Brothers. In Gangtey.

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Best friends. In Trongsa.

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Sisters. In the Phobijika Valley.

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