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The Soviet-style apartment blocks on the edge of Ulaanbaatar, a legacy of Mongolia's Communist past, are now surrounded by squatters; more accurately, urban homesteaders. Former nomads, they have precisely parceled out the land and staked out their neat gers. The gers lack indoor plumbing, but in other ways are more comfortable than the city's crowded apartments. Hungry Planet: What the World Eats (p. 228). This image is featured alongside the Batsuuri family images in Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.