16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Kok Boru is a traditional sport in Central Asia, still very popular nowadays. It is the ancestor of the modern polo.
The goal is to throw the corpse of a goat into the goal area. The games can become extremely violent.
This has been shot during a winter training in the countryside outside the capital of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek.
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