Channel News Asia: With their whips cracking neighing horses, an unruly scrum of riders battled in a muddy field for the headless carcass of a calf — this is the Afghan sport of buzkashi. Passion, raw aggression, horsemanship and a fierce competitive instinct were on display in country’s biggest annual tournament held in northern Mazar-i-Sharif city, set against a backdrop of the snow-peaked Hindu Kush mountains to celebrate the Persian New Year. A ferocious version of polo, Afghanistan’s national sport is not for the faint hearted. Click here to read more (external link).
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