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Centaurs of the Steppe 10
Hissor
By tkaye
27 Feb 2011

A player puts on his boots before a match near Dushanbe.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 11
Hissor
By tkaye
27 Feb 2011

A buzkashi player tries to escape from a rival at a match in Tezgar, near Dushanbe.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 09
Hissor
By tkaye
27 Feb 2011

An assistant buzkashi player in training at a match in Tezgar, near Dushanbe. As Tajikistan modernizes and young people increasingly move to Russia and elsewhere to work due to the lack of jobs in-country, the future of buzkashi is unclear.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 15
Hissor
By tkaye
20 Feb 2011

Young spectators view a horde of buzkashi horses from a nearby hill in Dangara, southern Tajikistan.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 03
Hissor
By tkaye
06 Feb 2011

A buzkashi player tapes up his fingers to ward off cold and blows from other players' whips during a winter match near Hissor, western Tajikistan.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 04
Hissor
By tkaye
06 Feb 2011

A new goat is handed off during a match in Jirganak, western Tajikistan, after the earlier goat is too destroyed to continue with.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 05
Hissor
By tkaye
06 Feb 2011

Spectators rally around a snowy buzkashi field. The truck in the foreground is both the prize truck, the announcer's truck and the holding pen for goats (buz) for the game.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 06
Hissor
By tkaye
06 Feb 2011

Assistants to master buzkashi players exercise their horses in the fog near Jirganak, western Tajikistan.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 07
Hissor
By tkaye
06 Feb 2011

A buzkashi rider wearing a USSR jersey takes a break during a foggy match.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 08
Hissor
By tkaye
06 Feb 2011

Players set up the goal posts for a buzkashi game in a winter fog at Jirganak, Tajikistan.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 24
Hissor
By tkaye
05 Feb 2011

A buzkashi player relaxes his horse between buzkashi rounds in Nojibolo, Tajikistan.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 23
Hissor
By tkaye
05 Feb 2011

Using carpets won by the horseback riders, buzkashi fans near Hissor set aside time for afternoon prayers.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 01
Hissor
By tkaye
05 Feb 2011

Young buzkashi players taking a break from a muddy match in Nojibolo, western Tajikistan.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 02
Hissor
By tkaye
05 Feb 2011

Buzkashi players fight for possession for the buz during a muddy match in Nojibolo, western Tajikistan.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 20
Hissor
By tkaye
29 Jan 2011

Too slow to jump to a retreat with the rest of the audience, an old man is lost in the dust of a horde of buzkashi horses.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 21
Hissor
By tkaye
29 Jan 2011

Nasriddin Hissor, 5-time Soviet buzkashi champion, rides out of the fray with the buz. Unlike many other sports, senior players with the most experience are often the best and most respected players

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Centaurs of the Steppe 22
Hissor
By tkaye
29 Jan 2011

Players battle for possession of a goat carcass in a Buzkashi scrimmage in Novobod, Western Tajikistan.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 19
Hissor
By tkaye
09 Jan 2011

Audience members watching a match near Korgan-Teppe, Tajikistan, with the bikes they used to get to the buzkashi field from nearby farming villages.

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Centaurs of the Steppe 18
Hissor
By tkaye
03 Jan 2011

Khurshed's brother, Suhrob, exercises his horses in the mountains near Dushanbe.

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Jericoacoara Surfing
Jericoacoara
By Ralf Falbe
19 Dec 2010

Young woman surfing at Jericoacoara, Ceará, Brazil.

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FC St. Pauli vs. HSV
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
19 Sep 2010

Germany, Hamburg, 19.09.2010, Bundesliga Derby FC St. Pauli vs. HSV at the Millerntor Stadion, St. Pauli Fans are singing before the match: "Welcome to Hell"

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FC St. Pauli 100 Years
Hamburg
By Ralf Falbe
29 May 2010

Two fans of the second Bundesliga club FC St. Pauli celebrate the 100th birthday of the club at Millerntor Stadion on May 29, 2010.

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Kushti
Varanasi, India
By Carsten Snejbjerg
05 Mar 2008

The club, Akhara Guru Gaya Seth, has around 150 members. Most of these train twice a day; early morning and late afternoon. A good part of the physical training consists of push-ups and rope climbing, and while dumbbells are used it is mainly their bodies they use as ballast. The actual wrestling is performed within a square approximately 4x4 meters in size.