Photographer's Note

Picture taken at a Kyrgyz national festival, held at lake Song-Kul.

One highlight of the festival was the Kyrgyz national game, Ulak Tartysh. This ancient game is a bit like polo, but with a major difference: It's played with a dead goat carcass!

Lifting the 30+ kg goat carcass from the ground while riding a galloping horse is tricky - even without the competitor's horse breathing down your neck...

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