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Cricket Fighting in China - 11 Oct 2013 
Images from China of a cricket fighting competition, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. 
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October 10, 2013 
Man Zhiguo (2nd R), a truck driver who has been involved in cricket fighting for more than 40 years,... 
Beijing, China 
Man Zhiguo handles his cricket with a straw stick during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition 
Man Zhiguo (2nd R), a truck driver who has been involved in cricket fighting for more than 40 years, handles his cricket with a straw stick during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition September 20, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 20, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) 
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October 10, 2013 
People watch two men holding a cricket fight on a street at an insect market in Beijing, September 9,... 
Beijing, China 
People watch two men holding a cricket fight on a street at an insect market in Beijing 
People watch two men holding a cricket fight on a street at an insect market in Beijing, September 9, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 9, 2013.
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
People surround a table to watch crickets fighting during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition September... 
Beijing, China 
People surround a table to watch crickets fighting during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition 
People surround a table to watch crickets fighting during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition September 20, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 20, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Man Zhiguo (C), a truck driver who has enjoyed cricket fighting hobby for the last forty years, watches... 
Beijing, China 
Man Zhiguo watches other participants' crickets fight during a friendly cricket fighting match in Beijing... 
Man Zhiguo (C), a truck driver who has enjoyed cricket fighting hobby for the last forty years, watches other participants' crickets fight during a friendly cricket fighting match in Beijing, September 15, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
A man feeds his crickets which are kept in jar containers as he waits for his match during the Beijing... 
Beijing, China 
A man feeds his crickets which are kept in jar containers as he waits for his match during the Beijing... 
A man feeds his crickets which are kept in jar containers as he waits for his match during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition September 19, 2013. Crickets are divided by weight class after rigid and accurate weighing and their tournaments are organised by draw. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Cricket handlers wait for their turns while judges measure the weights of crickets during the Beijing... 
Beijing, China 
Cricket handlers wait for their turns while judges measure the weights of crickets during the Beijing... 
Cricket handlers wait for their turns while judges measure the weights of crickets during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition September 19, 2013. Crickets are divided by weight class after rigid and accurate weighing and their tournaments are organised by draw. Autumn marks cricket fighting season in Beijing, a traditional Chinese sport with over 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Judges prepare labels before they measure the weights of crickets during the Beijing Cricket Fighting... 
Beijing, China 
Judges prepare labels before they measure the weights of crickets during the Beijing Cricket Fighting... 
Judges prepare labels before they measure the weights of crickets during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition September 19, 2013. Crickets are divided by weight class after rigid and accurate weighing and their tournaments are organised by draw. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
A judge checks a scale for weighing crickets during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition September... 
Beijing, China 
A judge checks a scale for weighing crickets during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition 
A judge checks a scale for weighing crickets during the Beijing Cricket Fighting Competition September 19, 2013. Crickets are divided by weight class after rigid and accurate weighing and their tournaments are organised by draw. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 19, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Cricket handlers stimulate their cricket's whiskers using a straw stick to make the insects fight each... 
Beijing, China 
Cricket handlers stimulate their cricket's whiskers using a straw stick to make the insects fight each... 
Cricket handlers stimulate their cricket's whiskers using a straw stick to make the insects fight each other during a friendly cricket fighting match in Beijing September 15, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) 
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October 10, 2013 
Crickets revealing their teeth fight inside a transparent oval-shaped ring during a friendly cricket... 
Beijing, China 
Crickets revealing their tooth fight inside a transparent oval-shaped ring during a friendly cricket... 
Crickets revealing their teeth fight inside a transparent oval-shaped ring during a friendly cricket fighting match in Beijing September 15, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY) 
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October 10, 2013 
Man Zhiguo, a truck driver who has enjoyed his cricket fighting hobby for the last forty years, put crickets'... 
Beijing, China 
Man Zhiguo, a truck driver who has enjoyed his cricket fighting hobby for the last forty years, put crickets'... 
Man Zhiguo, a truck driver who has enjoyed his cricket fighting hobby for the last forty years, put crickets' meals on their feed bucket at his house in Beijing September 18, 2013. This season he maintained an army of about 70 crickets in a special room of his house. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Man Zhiguo's crickets fight each other as he trains them for the upcoming national cricket fighting championships... 
Beijing, China 
Man Zhiguo's crickets fight each other as he trains them for the upcoming national cricket fighting championships... 
Man Zhiguo's crickets fight each other as he trains them for the upcoming national cricket fighting championships at his house in Beijing September 18, 2013. Man is a truck driver who has been involved in the sport for more than 40 years. This season he maintained an army of about 70 crickets in a special room of his house. Picture taken September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Man Zhiguo trains his cricket with a straw stick for the upcoming national cricket championship at his... 
Beijing, China 
Man Zhiguo trains his cricket with a straw stick for the upcoming national cricket championship at his... 
Man Zhiguo trains his cricket with a straw stick for the upcoming national cricket championship at his house in Beijing September 18, 2013. All of his crickets are kept in respective jar equipped with a bed, a water bucket and a feed bucket. (R-L). Man is a truck driver who has been involved in the sport for more than 40 years. This season he maintained an army of about 70 crickets in a special room of his house. Picture taken September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Man Zhiguo's cricket fighting equipments are pictured at his house in Beijing September 18, 2013. Man... 
Beijing, China 
Man Zhiguo's cricket fighting equipments are pictured at his house in Beijing 
Man Zhiguo's cricket fighting equipments are pictured at his house in Beijing September 18, 2013. Man is a truck driver who has been involved in the sport for more than 40 years. This season he maintained an army of about 70 crickets in a special room of his house. Picture taken September 18, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
A cricket hangs on a net for catching crickets in Beijing September 17, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks... 
Beijing, China 
A cricket hangs on a net for catching crickets in Beijing 
A cricket hangs on a net for catching crickets in Beijing September 17, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 17, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Man Zhiguo, a truck driver who has enjoyed his cricket fighting hobby for the last forty years, poses... 
Beijing, China 
Man Zhiguo, a truck driver who has enjoyed his cricket fighting hobby for the last forty years, poses... 
Man Zhiguo, a truck driver who has enjoyed his cricket fighting hobby for the last forty years, poses with his crickets in jars and the picture of "Hongyaqing", which means a black cricket with two red teeth, at his house in Beijing September 18, 2013. Man's most favourite cricket in his life "Hongyaqing" was the winner of the 2004 National Cricket Fighting Championship. Man said he buried the cricket in a piece of land when the insect died. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Customers look for good crickets as they buy the insects from vendors at an insect market in Beijing... 
Beijing, China 
Customers look for good crickets as they buy the insects from vendors at an insect market in Beijing 
Customers look for good crickets as they buy the insects from vendors at an insect market in Beijing September 9, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Bush crickets are kept in containers as they are displayed for sale at an insect market in Beijing September... 
Beijing, China 
Bush crickets are kept in containers as they are displayed for sale at an insect market in Beijing 
Bush crickets are kept in containers as they are displayed for sale at an insect market in Beijing September 9, 2013. Keeping crickets as singing pets is an old Chinese tradition. Picture taken September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
A customer uses a sound collector, which is made from part of a PET bottle and a plastic stick, in order... 
Beijing, China 
A customer uses a sound collector in order to hear the chirping sound of bush crickets as he looks for... 
A customer uses a sound collector, which is made from part of a PET bottle and a plastic stick, in order to hear the chirping sound of bush crickets as he looks for a good one at an insect market in Beijing September 9, 2013. Keeping crickets as singing pets is an old Chinese tradition. Picture taken September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
A customer looks at a bush cricket kept in a plastic container as he looks for a cricket that is good... 
Beijing, China 
A customer looks at a bush cricket kept in a plastic container as he looks for a cricket that is good... 
A customer looks at a bush cricket kept in a plastic container as he looks for a cricket that is good at chirping at an insect market in Beijing September 9, 2013. Keeping crickets as singing pets is an old Chinese tradition. Picture taken September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Zhao Boguang, vice president of Beijing singing insects committee, shows how to handle a cricket with... 
Beijing, China 
Zhao, vice president of Beijing singing insects committee, shows how to handle a cricket with a handler... 
Zhao Boguang, vice president of Beijing singing insects committee, shows how to handle a cricket with a handler stick equipped with a cotton ball during a photo opportunity at his shop in Beijing September 9, 2013. In Beijing, autumn marks cricket fighting season, a traditional Chinese sport with more than 1,000 years of history. Picture taken September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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October 10, 2013 
Bush crickets, which are sold as a pets for their chirping sound, are kept in a cage as they are displayed... 
Beijing, China 
Bush crickets, which are sold as a pets for their chirping sound, are kept in a cage as they are displayed... 
Bush crickets, which are sold as a pets for their chirping sound, are kept in a cage as they are displayed for sale at an insect market in Beijing September 9, 2013. Keeping crickets as singing pets is an old Chinese tradition. Picture taken September 9, 2013. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS) 
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