Reference : V-P-AF-E-02356
Date : 17/03/2016
Country/Region : AFGHANISTAN
Caption : Balkh province, on the way back to Mazar-i-Sharif. After visiting an ICRC supported project to build a water reservoir, the ICRC president Peter Maurer and employees of the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan are invited to a buzkashi match.
Photographer : QUILTY, Andrew
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Buzkashi is often referred to as the national sport. The game is played between two teams of “chapandaz” – horsemen – who struggle to drag a goat or calf carcass toward a goal on a boundary-less playing field.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 7360x4912
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour