Hossein Fatemi

Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan

A crowd of male spectators watch a game of Buzkashi, Afghanistan's national sport. Literally translated as 'goat grabbing', it is played by two teams of men on horseback. They battle for control of a headless goat carcass the objective being getting it into a scoring circle. The game is said to date from the days of Genghis Khan, and remained popular despite being declared un-Islamic by the Taliban.

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Hossein Fatemi
Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh province
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