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Traditional Indian wrestlers of Kolhapur, India.
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Traditional Indian wrestlers of Kolhapur, India.

Kolhapur is one of the centers of traditional wrestling in India. In India, wrestling takes place in a clay or dirt pit. The soil is mixed with ghee and other things and is tended to before each practice. Traditional Indian wrestling isn't just a sport - it's an ancient subculture where wrestlers live and train together and follow strict rules on everything from what they can eat to what they can do in their spare time.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 26, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO2500
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