Country: Tadschikistan

Bayterek Tower is visible in central Astana as a soldier stands guard outside the presidential palace in Astana, Kazakhstan, 1 July, 2013 (photo by LEON NEAL / POOL / AFP)

Kazakhstan

Tyrants of the steppe

Historic illustration of Babur and his successor Humayun (source: Wikipedia)

Homoerotic poetry in Islam

Reeling with desire