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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is gifted a horse in Ulan Bator, Mongolia August 8, 2019.

Here’s why Trump’s new defense secretary is in Mongolia — and why he was gifted a tiny horse

The horses are native to Mongolia and are similar to the ones the legendary Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan rode into battle.
Two marmots in Yushu prefecture in Qinghai province, west China, in July 2007.

A Mongolian couple died of bubonic plague after eating raw marmot meat, prompting a 6-day quarantine which trapped Western tourists in the country

Health authorities say marmots carry the bubonic plague germ. But many believe eating marmots is a folk remedy for good health.
There are few places in the world more stunning than Mongolia.

A photographer spent 17 years exploring the barren expanse of Mongolia and returned with unreal photos

In Mongolia, photographer Frédéric Lagrange has experienced extreme weather, had his life saved by the Mongolian army, and seen the country evolve and develop tremendously.
Russian Tu-95 bombers during a Kazakh-Russian military exercise at Otar military range, some 100 miles west of Almaty, October 3, 2008.

Russia is gearing up for its biggest war game since the Cold War — here’s what Moscow says is planned

Russian officials have said this will be the biggest iteration of the Vostok military exercise since 1981, and this year China will join for the first time, indicating a thaw between two long-time rivals.
29-year-old Lobsang Tayang is one of several millennial monks who are rejuvenating Buddhism in Mongolia.

Inside the lives of Mongolia’s ‘millennial monks,’ who play basketball, pray for 12 hours a day, and visit the outside world only tw...

In Mongolia, today's millennial generation is the first to come of age since democracy was introduced, and young monks are finding a new set of challenges to keep their religion alive.
A man releases an eagle during the Spring Eagle Festival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.

The Trump-Kim summit could take place in Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar — here’s what the coldest capital city on earth is like

Mongolia is on friendly terms with the US and North Korea, and Ulaanbaatar has hosted North Korean talks before.
Uuganbaatar works on extracting coal from a primitive mine in Nalaikh, one of the nine districts of Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

There’s a surprising winner from China’s ban on North Korean coal

There's a potential winner from China's ban on North Korean coal.

‘We are in a deep state of economic crisis’

"We are in a deep state of economic crisis.’’