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Capturing the light, Uzbekistan Wall I love the colours in this photograph: how the blue contrasts boldly with the orange. The way the dying light has different tones over the textures of the wall is really special.

Samarkand is truly a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the exquisite jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the resting place of Tamerlane. Perhaps the greatest treasure is Registan Square, Tamerlane's outstanding creation, a vast complex of domes and minarets, mosques and medrassas. There is the equally beautiful necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda and the old observatory of Uleg Beg, the greatest Muslim astronomer.

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"Shir Dor Fluted Dome" on the Shir Dor Madresseh in Samarkand, Uzbekistan | Photography by Sean Paul Kelley (via flickr)

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