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Skiing's origins in China's remote west - Sort by:
Skiing's origins in China's remote west
For much of the year, skiing is the only way to get around Khom, a village of wooden cabins heated by earthen stoves, five hours' drive from the nearest major town in the northern Altay region of Xinjiang.
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Altay, China
Local craftsman Slanbek, 63, tests traditional horse-hide skis outside his house on the outskirts of Altay, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China. For much of the year, skiing is the only way to get around Khom, a village of wooden cabins heated by earthen stoves, five hours' drive from the nearest major town in the northern Altay region of Xinjiang. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Local villager Sulita skis with traditional horse-hide... more
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Local villager Alimase holds traditional horse-hide... more
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Local villager Yonghong makes buttered tea inside her... more
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A cave containing ancient paintings that show rows... more
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An ancient painting in a cave show rows of figures... more
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Local villager Alimase skis with traditional horse-hide... more
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Local craftsman Slanbek, 63, stretches horse hair as... more
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Traditional horse-hide skis made by local craftsman... more
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Local villager Alimase skis with traditional horse-hide... more
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Bayaerta (L), 15, wearing traditional horse-hide skis... more
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Namujeli, 13, skis home in Altai Mountains in Khom... more
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A fox lies in snow in Khom village of Altay, Xinjiang... more
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A man rides a horse past a poster showing Chinese President... more
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Local craftsman Slanbek, 63, makes traditional horse-hide... more
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A policeman is seen through a car window at a security... more
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Local craftsman Slanbek, 63, pours boiling water to... more
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A road to Khom village of Altay is seen in Altai Mountains,... more
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Villagers ride a horse carrying hay in Altai Mountains... more
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Local villager Sulita wearing traditional horse-hide... more
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Mieergenku, 12, stands in a door of a log cabin next... more
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