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Pic of the Week – 20 March 2006

A game of buzkashi in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province

by Kay McMahon © 1990

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Kay adds:

“Buzkashi (which translates as ‘goat-grabbing’) is not for the faint-hearted. It’s reckoned to be the sport from which polo originated, but I don’t think you’d find Prince Charles riding round swinging a goat carcass before retiring for tea and cucumber sandwiches on the verandah.

“It was quite an effort to get this photo – partly because of the frantic speed the game’s played at, but mostly because of the risk of being trampled – spectators do get killed from time to time!”

PG Author: Kay McMahon

Kay has been an expat for nearly 30 years. She set up the British Expat website back in early 2000, whilst living in London and missing the expat life. These days she spends much of her time lugging computers and cameras around the world. (Dave gets to deal with all the really heavy stuff.)

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