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In pictures: Yezidi Kurds
Life in the wilderness

There are about 200,000 Kurds in Armenia.

Many of them are Yezidis, a secretive religious sect whose unusual traditions have, unfairly, led to them being labelled devil-worshippers.

Leading semi-nomadic lives, they spend winter in their villages and, in April, move to Alpine pastures high in the mountains.

Journalists Ruben Mangasaryan and Mark Grigoryan explored their lives for BBCRussian.com.

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