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Traditional games around the world 
A look at traditional games from around the world. 
GUATEMALA/
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April 23, 2009 
Performers take part in an exhibition game of Maya Ball during an intercultural event in Guatemala City... 
Guatemala City, Guatemala 
Performers take part in an exhibition game of Maya Ball during an intercultural event in Guatemala City... 
Performers take part in an exhibition game of Maya Ball during an intercultural event in Guatemala City April 22, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel LeClair 
SAFRICA/
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December 22, 2011 
Fist fighters battle during the Musangwe, an age old tradition where men and boys display their fighting... 
Thohoyandou, South Africa 
Fist fighters battle during the Musangwe at Gaba Village in Limpopo province 
Fist fighters battle during the Musangwe, an age old tradition where men and boys display their fighting skills, at Gaba Village in Limpopo province, South Africa December 22, 2011. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko 
BRITAIN-SPORTS/
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February 17, 2015 
The ball comes out from the hug during the annual Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, central England... 
Ashbourne, United Kingdom 
The ball comes out from the hug during the annual Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne 
The ball comes out from the hug during the annual Shrovetide football match in Ashbourne, central England February 17, 2015. The aim of the teams, the Up'ards and the Down'ards, is to score by tapping the ball three times on stone goal plinths three miles apart on the banks of the River Henmore. The game dates back to the 17th century. REUTERS/Darren Staples 
MACEDONIA
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May 01, 2011 
Wrestlers covered with oil take part in a traditional oil wrestling competition in the village of Studenicani... 
Skopje, Macedonia 
Wrestlers covered with oil take part in a traditional oil wrestling competition in the village of Studenicani... 
Wrestlers covered with oil take part in a traditional oil wrestling competition in the village of Studenicani near capital Skopje, Macedonia May 1, 2011. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski 
TOBAGO/
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April 22, 2014 
Jockey Samuel Cudjoe (1) runs his goat Bright Spark over the finish line to win the Class C2 Classic... 
Mount Pleasant, Trinidad and Tobago 
Jockey Samuel Cudjoe runs his goat Bright Spark over the finish line in Mount Pleasant 
Jockey Samuel Cudjoe (1) runs his goat Bright Spark over the finish line to win the Class C2 Classic 100 metre race at the Mt Pleasant recreation ground, on Tobago island, April 21, 2014. REUTERS/Andrea De Silva 
INDIA/
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February 21, 2011 
Players from local villages compete in "Kabbadi", a traditional game in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh,... 
Chandigarh, India 
Players from local villages compete in "Kabbadi" in Chandigarh 
Players from local villages compete in "Kabbadi", a traditional game in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh, India February 21, 2011. In the game of Kabbadi, two teams occupy opposite halves of a field and the objective of the game is to tag as many opposition players as possible in their own territory, all the while repeating the word Kabbadi till the tagging activity is complete. REUTERS/Ajay Verma 
CZECH-CULTURE/
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February 21, 2015 
A participant jumps on vintage skis during a traditional historical ski race in the northern Bohemian... 
SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic 
A participant jumps on vintage skis during a traditional historical ski race in the northern Bohemian... 
A participant jumps on vintage skis during a traditional historical ski race in the northern Bohemian town of Smrzovka, Czech Republic February 21, 2015. REUTERS/David W Cerny 
BRAZIL/
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November 10, 2013 
Members of Brazilian indigenous ethnic group Krao attend a presentation of a relay race as they carry... 
Cuiaba, Brazil 
Members of Brazilian indigenous ethnic group Krao attend a presentation of a relay race in Cuiaba 
Members of Brazilian indigenous ethnic group Krao attend a presentation of a relay race as they carry a tree trunk during the XII Games of the Indigenous People in Cuiaba, Brazil November 10, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker 
CHINA/
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June 15, 2013 
A participant fights a bull during a traditional game of ethnic Hui minority in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province,... 
Jiaxing, China 
A participant fights a bull during a traditional game of ethnic Hui minority in Jiaxing 
A participant fights a bull during a traditional game of ethnic Hui minority in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, China June 15, 2013. REUTERS/William Hong 
NEPAL/
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December 26, 2011 
A man rides his ox cart towards the finish line during an ox cart race at an Elephant Race event in Sauraha,... 
Chitwan, Nepal 
A man rides his ox cart towards the finish line during an ox cart race at an Elephant Race event in Sauraha,... 
A man rides his ox cart towards the finish line during an ox cart race at an Elephant Race event in Sauraha, Chitwan, about 170 km (106 miles) south of Kathmandu, Nepal December 26, 2011. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar 
OLY-ARCH-BHUTAN
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May 25, 2012 
A Bhutanese archer prepares to shoot during a weekend traditional archery tournament at Changlimethang... 
Changlimethang, Bhutan 
A Bhutanese archer prepares to shoot during a weekend traditional archery tournament at Changlimethang... 
A Bhutanese archer prepares to shoot during a weekend traditional archery tournament at Changlimethang stadium in Bhutan May 23, 2012. REUTERS/Singye Wangchuk 
KOSOVO
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August 04, 2013 
A man climbs a tree trunk during the Rugova Traditional Games in southwestern Kosovo August 4, 2013.... 
PEJA, Kosovo 
A man climbs a tree trunk during the Rugova Traditional Games in southwestern Kosovo 
A man climbs a tree trunk during the Rugova Traditional Games in southwestern Kosovo August 4, 2013. REUTERS/Hazir Reka 
GAMES-ASIA/SEPAKTAKRAW-THAILAND
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September 22, 2014 
Migrant workers play sepak takraw in Bangkok, Thailand September 17, 2014. The sport, native to Southeast... 
Bangkok, Thailand 
Migrant workers play sepak takraw in Bangkok 
Migrant workers play sepak takraw in Bangkok, Thailand September 17, 2014. The sport, native to Southeast Asia, sees players use any part of their bodies except their hands and arms to send a rattan ball into the opposing court. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 
KAZAKHSTAN/
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March 21, 2012 
Men wrestle during the Nauryz celebration in Almaty, Kazakhstan March 21, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov... 
Almaty, Kazakhstan 
Men wrestle during the Nauryz celebration in Almaty 
Men wrestle during the Nauryz celebration in Almaty, Kazakhstan March 21, 2012. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov 
SWISS-HORNUSSEN/
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August 30, 2015 
A Hornussen player prepares to play the nouss during a game of the Swiss Federal Hornussen festival in... 
LIMPACH, Switzerland 
A Hornussen player prepares to play the nouss during a game of the Swiss Federal Hornussen festival in... 
A Hornussen player prepares to play the nouss during a game of the Swiss Federal Hornussen festival in Limpach, Switzerland, August 30, 2015. Hornussen is a mixture of golf and baseball which is a typically Swiss sport with a tradition reaching back to the 16th century. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich 
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August 30, 2015 
Hornussen players watch out for the nouss during a game of the Swiss Federal Hornussenn festival in Limpach,... 
LIMPACH, Switzerland 
Hornussen players watch out for the nouss during a game of the Swiss Federal Hornussen festival in Limpach... 
Hornussen players watch out for the nouss during a game of the Swiss Federal Hornussenn festival in Limpach, Switzerland, August 30, 2015. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich 
BRAZIL/
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November 15, 2013 
Members of the Brazilian indigenous ethnic group Kayapo Metykitre compete during a tug-of-war competition... 
Cuiaba, Brazil 
Members of the Brazilian indigenous ethnic group Kayapo Metykitre compete during a tug-of-war competition... 
Members of the Brazilian indigenous ethnic group Kayapo Metykitre compete during a tug-of-war competition at the XII Games of the Indigenous People, in Cuiaba, Brazil November 14, 2013. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker 
CHILE-COLUMBUSDAY/
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October 12, 2015 
People play "Palin", a traditional ritual and ancestral Mapuche game played with curved sticks called... 
Vina Del Mar, Chile 
People play "Palin", a traditional ritual and ancestral Mapuche game played with curved sticks called... 
People play "Palin", a traditional ritual and ancestral Mapuche game played with curved sticks called "Chuecas" and a wooden ball, during a meet on Dia de la Raza (Day of the Races), also known as Columbus Day in Vina del Mar, Chile October 11, 2015. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido 
KYRGYZSTAN-SOCIETY/
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July 26, 2015 
Participants wrestle while riding horses during the Kyrgyz national horse games and festival in the Osh... 
OSH REGION, Kyrgyzstan 
Participants wrestle while riding horses during the Kyrgyz national horse games and festival, in the... 
Participants wrestle while riding horses during the Kyrgyz national horse games and festival in the Osh region of Kyrgyzstan, July 25, 2015. REUTERS/Vladimir Pirogov 
SCOTLAND-POLITICS
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August 30, 2014 
Greg Walker throws the hammer at the Birnam Highland Games in Scotland, August 30, 2014. REUTERS/Russell... 
BIRNAM, United Kingdom 
Man throws the hammer at the Birnam Highland Games in Scotland 
Greg Walker throws the hammer at the Birnam Highland Games in Scotland, August 30, 2014. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne 
IRAN/
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April 06, 2009 
Two wrestlers wearing traditional costumes called Chookheh, compete in a traditional wrestling match... 
ESFARAYEN, Iran 
Wrestlers wearing traditional costumes called Chookheh, compete in a traditional wrestling match in village... 
Two wrestlers wearing traditional costumes called Chookheh, compete in a traditional wrestling match in the village of Fariman, Iran April 2, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl 
NEWZEALAND/
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February 06, 2007 
Blair Matheson wins the race for the cheese during the Whitestone Cheese Rolling New Zealand championships... 
Invercargill, New Zealand 
Matheson wins the race for the cheese during the Whitestone Cheese Rolling New Zealand championships... 
Blair Matheson wins the race for the cheese during the Whitestone Cheese Rolling New Zealand championships at Waikaka, near Invercargill, New Zealand February 6, 2007. Cheese rolling, which hails from Britain, involves large cheese wheels being rolled down a hill, and the person who catches the cheese gets to keep it. REUTERS/Simon Baker 
GERMANY
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August 27, 2006 
A Bavarian man tries to pull his opponent over the table during traditional Bavarian finger pulling championship,... 
Pflugdorf, Germany 
A Bavarian tries to pull his opponent over the table during traditional Bavarian finger pulling championships... 
A Bavarian man tries to pull his opponent over the table during traditional Bavarian finger pulling championship, called 'Fingerhakln', in the Bavarian village of Pflugdorf, about 50 kilometres west of Munich, Germany August 27, 2006. REUTERS/Alexandra Beier 
GEORGIA/
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April 04, 2010 
Players catch the ball during the annual Lelo match in the village of Shukhuti, Georgia April 4, 2010.... 
SHUKHUTI, Georgia 
Players catch the ball during the annual Lelo match in the village of Shukhuti 
Players catch the ball during the annual Lelo match in the village of Shukhuti, Georgia April 4, 2010. The villagers of Zemo (upper) Shukhuti and Kvemo (lower) Shukhuti have played the game every Easter Sunday for generations, with each side trying to carry the 16-kilogram ball to their end of the neighbouring villages. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili 
YEAREND PICTURES
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January 04, 2002 
A rider from Kabul team (L) tries to grab a headless goat corpse from a Parwan team rider during a game... 
Kabul, Afghanistan - IslamicStateof Afghanistan 
A rider from Kabul team (L) tries to grab a headless goat corpse from a Parwan team rider during a game... 
A rider from Kabul team (L) tries to grab a headless goat corpse from a Parwan team rider during a game of buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan, January 4, 2002. Riders have to grab the goat corpse, carry it the length of the stadium and toss it into a chalk circle at one end to score a point. REUTERS/Erik de Castro 
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