Hossein Fatemi/Panos Pictures

Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan

A crowd of excited 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/Panos Pictures
City
Mazar-e-Sharif
Country
Afghanistan
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4256 x 2832 pixels
36.03 x 23.98 cm (300 dpi)
14.19 x 9.44 inch (300 dpi)
5.1 MB size on disk
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