The pictures in this gallery are from a collection by Uzbek photographer Umida Akhmedova. They might look like simple everyday scenes, but the Uzbek authorities feel they give a negative image of the country. (Text by the BBC's Rayhan Demytrie)
The album - called Men and Women from Dawn to Dusk - was published in 2007 and contains more than 100 images of Uzbek customs and traditions. Here, a bride greets her family in a "kelin-salom".
The authorities accused Ms Akhmedova of portraying the Uzbek people as backward. She was charged with defamation and insulting Uzbek traditions.
The general prosecutor's office in the capital, Tashkent, set up a special commission to analyse the photographs. The commission concluded that the pictures distort reality.
These large clay pots called tandyr are used as ovens in Central Asia. They also make an excellent playground for children.
Boys are traditionally circumcised in a ceremony called "sunnat-toy". The state commission described this as "cruel imagery" through which the photographer tried to "elicit pity for the little boy and show the Uzbek people as uncultured".
The state commission said it was "interesting to note that the author likes taking images of women sweeping streets. It suggests that there are no other jobs than cleaning in our city".
The authorities also questioned Ms Akhmedova's choice of scenes of rural life. "By taking most of her photographs in remote villages the author's main aim is to show the hardships of life."
Umida Akhmedova was tried by a Tashkent court and found guilty of slander. But the judge said the photographer would automatically be pardoned under an amnesty. She said she would appeal against the verdict.
The Russian Museum of Photography in Nizhniy Novgorod is currently displaying some of the photographs in support of Umida Akhmedova.
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