KAZAKH ELDER AND HIS GOLDEN EAGLE WALK BY EAGLE HUNTERS.
An elderly Kazakh hunter holding his tame golden eagle passes by a
line-up of hunters preparing for a traditional hunting contest, near
the town of Issyk, some 50 km (30 miles) from Kazakhstan's commercial
centre of Almaty, February 9, 2003. Eagle hunters from all across the
sprawling Central Asian nation gathered on Sunday to choose the
strongest at the millennium-old national sport. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich