Ben Roberts/Panos Pictures

Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan

Bazarbei Matai from Mongolia, a Kok boru player, prior to his side's record to defeat to tournament favourites Kyrgyzstan at the World Nomad Games. Like many of the Mongolian Kok-Boru players, Bazarbei hails from Bayan-Olgii. Life is hard in their home region, with most of the players, including Bazarbai, still making a living from hunting and husbandry. ''I'm an eagle hunter. We catch whatever we can, sometimes even wolves, and take the pelts. Life is good there, it is a beautiful land. It is in our blood.''

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Ben Roberts/Panos Pictures
City
Cholpon-Ata
Country
Kyrgyzstan
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3960 x 4961 pixels
33.53 x 42 cm (300 dpi)
13.2 x 16.54 inch (300 dpi)
17.9 MB size on disk
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