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Movie set? No, just cowboys of the wild east

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Kazakh nomads herd their livestock with their caravan across a plain in Altay, farwest China's Xinjiang region. The Altay or known in Chinese as the Aletai region is situated in the most northern part of Xinjiang, sharing a border on the east with Mongolia and on the west with Russia.

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Kazakh nomads herd their livestock across a plain in Altay, farwest China's Xinjiang region.

These photos were taken on June 2, but made available to msnbc.com today. I think they look like they were taken on a movie set.