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India's 'Middle Kingdom' faces winds of change

Tourism and climate change threaten way of life in scenic Himalayan valley

A woman carries freshly harvested barley in Nako village. (Photo by Tom  Vater)

KAZA, India -- "There are more cars than potatoes now" sighs Chhering Angrup, slowly turning a prayer wheel below a framed portrait of the Dalai-Lama at his home in Kaza, the main town of the Spiti valley.

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