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Azerbaijan's Talysh 'ancients' under threat


The Talysh community in Azerbaijan says its elderly are amongst the oldest in the world.

Dozens of the group who live in the south of the country near the border with Iran, are said to have surpassed the age of 110, but the community fears that the pressures of modern life may make this generation the last of a "dying breed".

Tom Esslemont reports.


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