diegas is a Flickr user who works as a guide in Asia, specializing in the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railway, China and the Silk roads. He has amazing photos from all over Eurasia. Here are three examples, all of them portraits of traders and shopkeepers from different countries.
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A butcher in Uzbekistan (he is really handsome, I think, so do go look at the bigger size!)
A fishmonger in Turkey
A silk trader in Mongolia
All photos (c) diegas.