tajikistan 32 years independence - september 2023
Tajikistan, officially the Republic of Tajikistan,is a landlocked country in Central Asia. It has an estimated population of 9,750,065 people. Dushanbe is the country's capital and largest city. It is bordered by Afghanistan to the south, Uzbekistan to the west, Kyrgyzstan to the north, and China to the east. It is separated narrowly from Pakistan by Afghanistan's Wakhan Corridor. Tajiks form the ethnic majority in the country, and the historical Tajik homeland lies in present-day Tajikistan as well as parts of Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
On 9 September 1991, Tajikistan declared itself an independent sovereign nation as the Soviet Union (USSR) was disintegrating. Every year in september the independency is celebrated in the whole country. I made some pictures of a ceremony in the capital Dushanbe. (wikipedia)