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MONGOLIA
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July 09, 2006 
Mongolian jockeys arrive at the finish line at the end of a horse race as part of the annual Naadam festival... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolian jockeys arrive at finish line at end of horse race as part of annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer... 
Mongolian jockeys arrive at the finish line at the end of a horse race as part of the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC1T 
July 09, 2006 
Mongolians watch the opening ceremony of the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolians watch opening ceremony of annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer 
Mongolians watch the opening ceremony of the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC1Q 
July 09, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers compete during the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers compete during annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer 
Mongolian wrestlers compete during the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC1N 
July 09, 2006 
A Mongolian wrestler (C) is cheered by his trainer before a fight during the annual Naadam festival in... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestler is cheered by his trainer before fight during annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer... 
A Mongolian wrestler (C) is cheered by his trainer before a fight during the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC1H 
July 09, 2006 
Mongolians perform a traditional ritual during the opening ceremony of the annual Naadam festival in... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolians perform traditional ritual during opening ceremony of annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer... 
Mongolians perform a traditional ritual during the opening ceremony of the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC1B 
July 09, 2006 
Mongolian soldiers parade during the opening ceremony of the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer,... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolian soldiers parade during opening ceremony of annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer 
Mongolian soldiers parade during the opening ceremony of the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC18 
July 09, 2006 
A Mongolian man dressed in traditional clothes attends the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer,... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolian man dressed in traditional clothes attends annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer 
A Mongolian man dressed in traditional clothes attends the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC16 
July 09, 2006 
Mongolians arrive on horseback at the stadium for the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer,... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolians arrive on horseback at stadium for annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer 
Mongolians arrive on horseback at the stadium for the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC13 
July 09, 2006 
Mongolian horsemen ride in formation during the opening ceremony of the annual Naadam festival in the... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolian horsemen ride in formation during opening ceremony of annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer 
Mongolian horsemen ride in formation during the opening ceremony of the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, some 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1FC11 
July 09, 2006 
A Mongolian horseman arrives at the stadium for the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer,... 
ARVAIKHEER, Mongolia 
Mongolian horseman arrives at stadium for annual Naadam festival in Arvaikheer 
A Mongolian horseman arrives at the stadium for the annual Naadam festival in the town of Arvaikheer, about 400 km (250 miles) west of Ulan Bator July 9, 2006. This year's festival is bigger than ever, as Mongolia celebrates 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. Celebrations around the country will culminate in a national festival in the capital on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTXOSZS 
July 08, 2006 
A Mongolian family rides on a motorbike on a rainy day to Uyanga Sum, some 400 km (248 miles) west of... 
UYANGA SUM, Mongolia 
A Mongolian family rides on a motorbike on a rainy day to Uyanga Sum, some 400 km (248 miles) west o..... 
A Mongolian family rides on a motorbike on a rainy day to Uyanga Sum, some 400 km (248 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 8, 2006. Mongolians will celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery, on July 11. [This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation.] 
MONGOLIA
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July 08, 2006 
A Mongolian family rides on a motorbike on a rainy day to Uyanga Sum, some 400 km (248 miles) west of... 
UYANGA SUM, Mongolia 
Mongolian family rides on a motorbike on a rainy day to Uyanga Sum 
A Mongolian family rides on a motorbike on a rainy day to Uyanga Sum, some 400 km (248 miles) west of Ulan Bator, July 8, 2006. Mongolians will celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
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Preparations for Naadam festival - 08 Jul 2006 
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MONGOLIA
RTXOTOV 
July 07, 2006 
A Mongolian boy stands against a ger, a traditional Mongolian house, during preparations for the upcoming... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
A Mongolian boy stands against a ger, a traditional Mongolian house, during preparations for the upc..... 
A Mongolian boy stands against a ger, a traditional Mongolian house, during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. [Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11.] 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
RTR1F9UN 
July 07, 2006 
An elderly man is seen during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
Elderly man is seen during preparations for coming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, Mongolia 
An elderly man is seen during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
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July 07, 2006 
A man braids his horse's hair during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag,... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
Man braids his horse's hair during preparations for coming Naadam festival at Khui Doloo Khudag, Mongolia... 
A man braids his horse's hair during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
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July 07, 2006 
A boy rides his horse during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
A boy rides his horse during preparations for the coming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, Mongolia... 
A boy rides his horse during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
RTR1F9UA 
July 07, 2006 
A man sits next to his horse during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag,... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
A Mongolian man sits next to his horse during preparations for the coming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo... 
A man sits next to his horse during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
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July 07, 2006 
A boy walks past some horses during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag,... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
A boy walks past some horses during preparations for the coming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag,... 
A boy walks past some horses during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
RTR1F9TS 
July 07, 2006 
A Mongolian boy stands against a ger, a traditional Mongolian house, during preparations for the upcoming... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
A Mongolian boy leans against a Ger during preparations for the coming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo... 
A Mongolian boy stands against a ger, a traditional Mongolian house, during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
RTR1F9TI 
July 07, 2006 
A Mongolian man plays with his horse during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
A Mongolian man plays with his horse during preparations for the coming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo... 
A Mongolian man plays with his horse during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
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July 07, 2006 
A truck loaded with horses arrives in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator,... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
A truck loaded with horses arrives in Khui Doloo Khudag, Mongolia 
A truck loaded with horses arrives in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive at the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
RTR1F9SY 
July 07, 2006 
An elderly man inspects his horses during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival at Khui Doloo... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
An elderly man inspects his horses during preparations for the coming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag... 
An elderly man inspects his horses during preparations for the upcoming Naadam festival at Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator, July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive to the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA NAADAM
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July 07, 2006 
A Mongolian boy carries his saddle during preparations for the coming Naadam festival at Khui Doloo Khudag... 
KHUI DOLOO KHUDAG, Mongolia 
Mongolian boy carries his saddle during preparations for the coming Naadam festival in Khui Doloo Khudag... 
A Mongolian boy carries his saddle during preparations for the coming Naadam festival at Khui Doloo Khudag some 40 km north of Ulan Bator July 7, 2006. Mongolians have started to arrive to the race area from all over the country as they prepare their horses to celebrate the annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of horseback-riding, wrestling and archery, on July 11. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTXOTA7 
July 06, 2006 
A Mongolian parliament guard stands in front of a sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical kings as... 
ULAM BATOR, Mongolia 
A Mongolian parliament guard stands in front of a sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical kings as..... 
A Mongolian parliament guard stands in front of a sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical kings as it is installed at the Parliament courtyard in Ulan Bator July 6, 2006. [Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery on July 11. This year's celebrations mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation.] 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F8DM 
July 06, 2006 
A Mongolian parliament guard stands in front of a sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical kings as... 
ULAM BATOR, Mongolia 
Mongolian parliament guard stands in front of a sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical kings as it... 
A Mongolian parliament guard stands in front of a sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical kings as it is installed at the Parliament courtyard in Ulan Bator July 6, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery on July 11. This year's celebrations mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F8DJ 
July 06, 2006 
Mongolian parliament guards look at sculptures of Mongolia's historical kings, including an eight-metre-high... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Mongolian parliament guards look at sculptures of Mongolia's historical kings which is being installed... 
Mongolian parliament guards look at sculptures of Mongolia's historical kings, including an eight-metre-high sculpture of Genghis Khan, which is being installed at the parliament courtyard in Ulan Bator July 6, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery on July 11. This year's celebrations mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F8DF 
July 06, 2006 
Mongolians work at the Parliament courtyard to install sculptures of Mongolia's historical kings, including... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Mongolians work at the Parliament courtyard to install sculptures of Mongolia's historical kings in Ulan... 
Mongolians work at the Parliament courtyard to install sculptures of Mongolia's historical kings, including an eight-metre-high sculpture of Genghis Khan, in the capital Ulan Bator July 6, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery on July 11. This year's celebrations mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F8D8 
July 06, 2006 
A sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical king waits to be installed at the Parliament courtyard in... 
ULAM BATOR, Mongolia 
A sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical kings waits to be installed at the Parliament courtyard in... 
A sculpture of one of Mongolia's historical king waits to be installed at the Parliament courtyard in Ulan Bator July 6, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery on July 11. This year's celebrations mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F8CX 
July 06, 2006 
A Mongolian man practises archery near a mountain with a depiction of Genghis Khan made from stones and... 
ULAM BATOR, Mongolia 
A Mongolian man practises archery near a mountain with a depiction of Genghis Khan made from stones and... 
A Mongolian man practises archery near a mountain with a depiction of Genghis Khan made from stones and paint near the centre of Ulan Bator July 6, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery on July 11. This year's celebrations mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F8CM 
July 06, 2006 
Mongolians stand in front of a giant contour of Genghis Khan, made a month ago with stones and paint... 
ULAM BATOR, Mongolia 
Mongolians stand in front of a giant contour of Genghis Khan, made a month ago with stones and paint... 
Mongolians stand in front of a giant contour of Genghis Khan, made a month ago with stones and paint on a mountain side facing the center of Ulam Bator July 6, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, horseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA WRESTLING
RTR1FIL4 
July 05, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers take an outdoor shower at the end of a train session at a camp in the grassland town... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestler take an outdoor shower at the end of a train session at a camp in the grassland town... 
Mongolian wrestlers take an outdoor shower at the end of a train session at a camp in the grassland town of Suuj, about 60 km north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a paegant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Also see image: GM1DSZERTCAA 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7XK 
July 05, 2006 
A Mongolian wrestler takes an outdoor shower at the end of a training session at a camp in the grasslands... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestler takes an outdoor shower at the end of a training session at a camp in the grasslands... 
A Mongolian wrestler takes an outdoor shower at the end of a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7RU 
July 05, 2006 
A Mongolian wrestler trains at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestler trains at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
A Mongolian wrestler trains at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7RM 
July 05, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7RK 
July 05, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7RJ 
July 05, 2006 
A Mongolian wrestler rests during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestler rests during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
A Mongolian wrestler rests during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7RE 
July 05, 2006 
A Mongolian wrestler rests during a train session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestler rests during a train session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
A Mongolian wrestler rests during a train session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7RC 
July 05, 2006 
A Mongolian wrestler strings his boot at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles)... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestler strings his boot at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
A Mongolian wrestler strings his boot at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7R8 
July 05, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers rest during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers rest during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
Mongolian wrestlers rest during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7QY 
July 05, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7QR 
July 05, 2006 
A Mongolian boy plays at a wrestling camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
A Mongolian boy plays at a wrestling camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
A Mongolian boy plays at a wrestling camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7QI 
July 05, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7Q9 
July 05, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7Q1 
July 05, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7PX 
July 05, 2006 
A Mongolian wrestler rests during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestler rests during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj 
A Mongolian wrestler rests during a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTR1F7QO 
July 04, 2006 
Mongolian wrestlers take an outdoor shower at the end of a training session at a camp in the grasslands... 
SUUJ, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers take an outdoor shower at the end of a training session at a camp in the grasslands... 
Mongolian wrestlers take an outdoor shower at the end of a training session at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator, July 5, 2006. Mongolians celebrate their annual festival of Naadam, a pageant of wrestling, hoseback-riding and archery, on July 11. This year's will be bigger than ever as Mongolians mark the 800 years since Genghis Khan united the nation. REUTERS/Nir Elias (MONGOLIA) 
MONGOLIA
RTRMD6X 
July 14, 2003 
Mongolian female archers compete during Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July
11, 2003. Mongolian wrestling... 
Ulan Bator, China 
MONGOLIAN FEMALE ARCHERS COMPETE AT NAADAM FESTIVAL IN ULAN BATOR. 
Mongolian female archers compete during Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July
11, 2003. Mongolian wrestling is like any other wrestling but it has no
weight division, so big wrestlers more often win. Naadam is the biggest
event in the Mongolian calendar held on July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of
the Mongolian revolution of 1921. Concerts, fairs and traditional sports
like wrestling, archery and horse racing are held during the celebration.
REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV PP03070049

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MONGOLIA
RTXM3L3 
July 12, 2003 
Mongolian wrestlers compete during wrestling competition at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003.... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers compete during wrestling competition at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2..... 
Mongolian wrestlers compete during wrestling competition at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Some 500 wrestlers from all over Mongolia competed in one of the highlights of Naadam. Naadam is the biggest event on the Mongolian calendar held from July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3L2 
July 12, 2003 
Mongolian wrestlers compete at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Some 500 wrestlers from all... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers compete at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Some 500 wrestlers from ..... 
Mongolian wrestlers compete at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Some 500 wrestlers from all over Mongolia competed in one of the highlights of Naadam. Naadam is the biggest event on the Mongolian calendar held from July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3L1 
July 12, 2003 
Young Mongolian wrestlers receive prizes at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Some 500 wrestlers... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Young Mongolian wrestlers receive prizes at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Some 500 wr..... 
Young Mongolian wrestlers receive prizes at Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Some 500 wrestlers from all over Mongolia competed in one of the highlights of Naadam. Naadam is the biggest event on the Mongolian calendar held from July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3KZ 
July 12, 2003 
A horse wearing medals parades after winning in the "Soyolon" race during the Naadam festival in Ulan... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
A horse wearing medals parades after winning in the "Soyolon" race during the Naadam festival in Ula..... 
A horse wearing medals parades after winning in the "Soyolon" race during the Naadam festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. About 400 horses, ridden by young jockeys, boys and girls aged between five and 13 years old, competed in the event over a distance of 22 kms (13 miles). Naadam is the biggest event on the Mongolian calendar held from July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3KU 
July 12, 2003 
Elderly Mongolian wrestlers watch traditional wrestling matches during Naadam Festival July 12, 2003.... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Elderly Mongolian wrestlers watch traditional wrestling matches during Naadam Festival July 12, 2003..... 
Elderly Mongolian wrestlers watch traditional wrestling matches during Naadam Festival July 12, 2003. Some 500 wrestlers from all over Mongolia competed in one of the highlights of Naadam. Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolutionof 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3KT 
July 12, 2003 
Mongolians gather near traditional tent houses known as 'ger' near a horserace venue during Naadam Festival... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Mongolians gather near traditional tent houses known as 'ger' near a horserace venue during Naadam F..... 
Mongolians gather near traditional tent houses known as 'ger' near a horserace venue during Naadam Festival at Khui Doloon Khudag village, some 35 kms (22 miles) from capital Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3KS 
July 12, 2003 
Mongolian horsemen pass a row of traditional tents known as 'ger' near a horse race venue during Naadam... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Mongolian horsemen pass a row of traditional tents known as 'ger' near a horse race venue during Naa..... 
Mongolian horsemen pass a row of traditional tents known as 'ger' near a horse race venue during Naadam Festival at Khui Doloon Khudag village, some 35 kms outside capital Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held on July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3KR 
July 12, 2003 
Mongolian wrestlers G. Usuhbayar (R) and opponent D. Sumyabazar perform a fight dance before the finals... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Mongolian wrestlers G. Usuhbayar (R) and opponent D. Sumyabazar perform a fight dance before the fin..... 
Mongolian wrestlers G. Usuhbayar (R) and opponent D. Sumyabazar perform a fight dance before the finals of the wrestling competion during Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. Some 500 wrestlers from all over Mongolia competed in one of the highlights of Naadam and was won by Usuhbayar. Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held on July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolutionof 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3K9 
July 12, 2003 
A Mongolian father consoles his daughter after she lost a horse race during Naadam Festival some 35 kms... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
A Mongolian father consoles his daughter after she lost a horse race during Naadam Festival some 35 ..... 
A Mongolian father consoles his daughter after she lost a horse race during Naadam Festival some 35 kms (22 miles) outside capital Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. About 400 horses, ridden by young jockeys, boys and girls aged between five and 13 years old, competed in the event in a 22 kms distance. Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3K8 
July 12, 2003 
Mongolian elder wishes a young jockey good luck before a horserace at the Naadam Festival some 35 kms... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Mongolian elder wishes a young jockey good luck before a horserace at the Naadam Festival some 35 km..... 
Mongolian elder wishes a young jockey good luck before a horserace at the Naadam Festival some 35 kms outside capital Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. About 400 horses, ridden by young jockeys, boys and girls aged between five to 13 years old, compete in the event which is 22 kms long. Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3K7 
July 12, 2003 
Young Mongolian jockeys cross the finish line during the Naadam Festival at Khui Doloon Khudag village,... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
Young Mongolian jockeys cross the finish line during the Naadam Festival at Khui Doloon Khudag villa..... 
Young Mongolian jockeys cross the finish line during the Naadam Festival at Khui Doloon Khudag village, some 35 kms outside capital Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. About 400 horses, ridden by young jockeys, boys and girls aged between five and 13 years old, competed in the event in a 22 kms distance. Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
MONGOLIA
RTXM3K5 
July 12, 2003 
A young Mongolian jockey is seen before a horserace during Naadam Festival at Khui Doloon Khudag village,... 
Ulan Bator, Mongolia 
A young Mongolian jockey is seen before a horserace during Naadam Festival at Khui Doloon Khudag vil..... 
A young Mongolian jockey is seen before a horserace during Naadam Festival at Khui Doloon Khudag village, some 35 kms (22 miles) outside the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator July 12, 2003. About 400 horses, ridden by young jockeys, boys and girls aged between five and 13 years old, competed in the event in a 22 kms distance. Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held on July 11 to 13, marking the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. 
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