Photographer's Note

Another from Mongolia. 2006 is an auspicious year in Mongolian history. It marks the 800th Anniversary of the Great Mongolian State and will be honored by a string of nationwide celebrations that will last for the whole of the year.

A featured part of the festivities will be the Cavalry Ride. The five-hundred-man cavalry is comprised entirely of soldiers and has been made possible thanks to cooperation from the Mongolian Ministry of Defense. As the cavalry emerges out of the grassland steppe in a cloud of dust, a fearsome spectacle is relived. The sight of the procession of soldiers marching in a straight line reminds us of Genghis Khan's mighty army.

From Mongolian Tourism Website.

Here two riders are playing a game where they fight over a sheep. It was just a sheep skin and not a real sheep/goat like in the Afghani game of Buzkashi.

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Additional Photos by Benjamin Voborsky (vagabondtravels) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1247 W: 82 N: 1193] (6511)
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