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August 11, 2003
Two wrestlers in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, grapple while trying not to incur the wrath of Khan, or the ire of the three punctilious judges dressed in traditional Mongolian garb, a la Genghis Khan. Naadam—which means "the Three Manly Games"—is an annual competition to commemorate the 1921 Mongolian revolution. In addition to wrestling (you lose if your knee, elbow or back touches the ground), competitors take part in archery and horse racing events.
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August 11, 2003

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Two wrestlers in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, grapple while trying not to incur the wrath of Khan, or the ire of the three punctilious judges dressed in traditional Mongolian garb, a la Genghis Khan. Naadam—which means "the Three Manly Games"—is an annual competition to commemorate the 1921 Mongolian revolution. In addition to wrestling (you lose if your knee, elbow or back touches the ground), competitors take part in archery and horse racing events.

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