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Herders live in a traditional Mongolian dwelling called a Ger. It is suited for the harsh terrain and lifestyle the herders live. The Ger is a round felt tent covered in durable, waterproof, white canvas and is designed to be able to pack up and move. Its round shape keeps the Ger resilient to Mongolia 's ferocious winds, while its felt is rapidly drying material for when it rains or snow melts. In Ulaanbaatar and towns across the country, people are setting into large, faceless apartment blocks. Ger districts usually occupy poor quality land on the outskirts of town. But in summer, urban Mongolians head to the outskirts where they spend as much time as possible in small wooden houses or gers where they can enjoy the beautiful Mongolian summers away from the uncomfortably hot urban apartments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock)

Photo by: Master Sgt. Jeremy Lock |  VIRIN: 190107-D-HR740-9011.JPG