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Water Pumps

Hand pumps in Almaty are a rare, charming reminder of a past time, when running water in the "private neighborhoods" was rare and you had to trek down the street to fill up a bucket for tea. Now, most of these no longer work. The pump, and the trough at its base, tend to be mighty weedy. Remarkably, though, some of them still function - great for thirsty strollers who aren't averse to mysterious well water. 

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