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Cock Fighting, Afghanistan

Pul-i-Khumri, Baghlan, Afghanistan. 12th February 2010. Men gather after Friday prayers to take part in cock fighting, known in Farsi as 'Murgh Jangi'. The sport takes place in the winter months so any wounds inflicted can heal quicker. Thousands of dollars can exchange hands in gambling in some fights.

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Murgh Jangi
Pul-i-Khumri, Baghlan, Afghanistan. 12th February 2010. Men gather after Friday prayers to take part in cock fighting, known in Farsi as 'Murgh Jangi'. The sport takes place in the winter months so any wounds inflicted can heal quicker. Thousands of dollars can exchange hands in gambling in some fights.