To herd yaks or attend school?'

Updated: 2014-04-18 09:23

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To herd yaks or attend school?'
A teacher cuts a student's hair at Qumehe Primary School in July 2013. Teachers essentially raise the boarding school's children. They cut their hair, wipe their noses — which often drip in the severe cold — and take them to the river to bathe in the year's two snowless months. But teachers say providing moral education is their most sacred responsibility. [Photo by Erik Nilsson/]  
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