Friday Photo: Looking for the fountain of youth? It’s in Pakistan.

Mughal Khan, 99, Gulbakht, 108, and Bibi Aleha Bagum, 98, are among the many ancient denizens of the Hunza Valley, a lush oasis nestled between 20,000-foot peaks in the far-flung northeast of Pakistan. An inspiration for the mythical Shangri-La, the Hunza Valley has long been renowned as a place where the people live—almost—forever. Their secret? ...

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Mughal Khan, 99, Gulbakht, 108, and Bibi Aleha Bagum, 98, are among the many ancient denizens of the Hunza Valley, a lush oasis nestled between 20,000-foot peaks in the far-flung northeast of Pakistan. An inspiration for the mythical Shangri-La, the Hunza Valley has long been renowned as a place where the people live—almost—forever. Their secret? As Time reported a few years ago, it's about what you would expect: clean air, low stress, lots of exercise, and a lifetime of eating fresh, healthy food.

Photos: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images News

Mughal Khan, 99, Gulbakht, 108, and Bibi Aleha Bagum, 98, are among the many ancient denizens of the Hunza Valley, a lush oasis nestled between 20,000-foot peaks in the far-flung northeast of Pakistan. An inspiration for the mythical Shangri-La, the Hunza Valley has long been renowned as a place where the people live—almost—forever. Their secret? As Time reported a few years ago, it’s about what you would expect: clean air, low stress, lots of exercise, and a lifetime of eating fresh, healthy food.

Photos: Paula Bronstein/Getty Images News

Sam duPont is a Master's candidate at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and focused his capstone research on transitional democracies and elections in fragile states.

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