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MONGOLIA NADAM WRESTLING

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Young boys practice their grip before wrestling as the first round of the competition of the traditional Mongolian style sport gets underway during Mongolia's bigest event of the year, Nadam festival in Ulaan Baatar Monday July 11, 2005. The Nadam festival has come to be known as a sort of Mongol nomad olympics. It finds its roots in Mongol armies gathering to tests thier strengths in horse riding, wrestling and archery and dates back to the time of Ghinggis Khan.
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Young boys practice their grip before wrestling as the first round of the competition of the traditional Mongolian style sport gets underway during Mongolia's bigest event of the year, Nadam festival in  Ulaan Baatar Monday July 11, 2005. The Nadam festival has come to be known as a sort of Mongol nomad olympics. It finds its roots in Mongol armies gathering to tests thier strengths in horse riding, wrestling and archery and dates back to the time of Ghinggis Khan.