Afghanistan horsemen gather for a game that outlasts political strife

Afghan horsemen gathered for a traditional game of buzkashi. The game involves horsemen trying to drag half a calf carcass to a target. It’s a game that is played across central Asia, and is considered Afghanistan’s national sport. It has outlasted decades of political turmoil in the country.

Buzkashi literally means goat pulling. A calf carcass is used these days since it is better able to withstand the rigors of the game.