racialicious:

Mongolian child. Photo: Hamid Sardar-Afkhami.
Good morning, and here’s your Racialicious Seriously Cute.

Correction, from MsBarrows: Mongolian child, actually, not Himalayan. Source link added to the photographer’s website.
It’s a picture of a child of the Dukha reindeer people of northern Mongolia. A video documentary about them by the photographer can be viewed here. Sadly both they and their reindeer herds are dying out; there’s only about 200+ people and 600 reindeer remaining. National Geographic also has a good article from 2004 about the problems the Dukha have been facing, which can be read here.

I apologize for the error and the offense I caused with it. I corrected it in the text.—Andrea Plaid, Associate Editor

racialicious:

Mongolian child. Photo: Hamid Sardar-Afkhami.

Good morning, and here’s your Racialicious Seriously Cute.

Correction, from MsBarrows: Mongolian child, actually, not Himalayan. Source link added to the photographer’s website.

It’s a picture of a child of the Dukha reindeer people of northern Mongolia. A video documentary about them by the photographer can be viewed here. Sadly both they and their reindeer herds are dying out; there’s only about 200+ people and 600 reindeer remaining. National Geographic also has a good article from 2004 about the problems the Dukha have been facing, which can be read here.

I apologize for the error and the offense I caused with it. I corrected it in the text.—Andrea Plaid, Associate Editor

02/13/13 at 3:47pm
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    That child looks like the chosen one in this shot.
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