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Horse racing in Lhasa

2010-08-17 10:24:48 GMT2010-08-17 18:24:48 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

The Horse Racing Festival in Damxung prairie kicked off on Aug 16 and will last seven days. This traditional activity has grown into a grand local gathering for horse racing, business, entertainment and other sports. It is an important part of the Shoton Festival, which is the most celebrated festival on the Tibetan calendar and is rivaled only by the Tibetan New Year. [Photo/Xinhua]

A rider shows his equestrian skills in the horse racing festival on Aug 16. The Horse Racing Festival in Damxung prairie kicked off on Aug 16 and will last seven days. This traditional activity has grown into a grand local gathering for horse racing, business, entertainment and other sports. It is an important part of the Shoton Festival which is the most celebrated festival on the Tibetan calendar and is rivaled only by the Tibetan New Year. [Photo/Xinhua]

Herdsmen dance at the horse racing festival. The Horse Racing Festival in Damxung prairie kicked off on Aug 16 and will last seven days. This traditional activity has grown into a grand local gathering for horse racing, business, entertainment and other sports. It is an important part of the Shoton Festival, which is the most celebrated festival on the Tibetan calendar and is rivaled only by the Tibetan New Year. [Photo/Xinhua]

Herdswomen dance at the horse racing festival. The Horse Racing Festival in Damxung prairie kicked off on Aug 16 and will last seven days. This traditional activity has grown into a grand local gathering for horse racing, business, entertainment and other sports. It is an important part of the Shoton Festival, which is the most celebrated festival on the Tibetan calendar and is rivaled only by the Tibetan New Year. [Photo/Xinhua]

Women in Damxung prairie are dressed in traditional costume entering the festival grounds. The Horse Racing Festival in Damxung prairie kicked off on Aug 16 and will last seven days. This traditional activity has grown into a grand local gathering for horse racing, business, entertainment and other sports. It is an important part of the Shoton Festival, which is the most celebrated festival on the Tibetan calendar and is rivaled only by the Tibetan New Year. [Photo/Xinhua]

The Horse Racing Festival in Damxung prairie kicked off on Aug 16 and will last seven days.

This traditional activity has grown into a grand local gathering for horse racing, business, entertainment and other sports. It is an important part of the Shoton Festival, which is the most celebrated festival on the Tibetan calendar and is rivaled only by the Tibetan New Year.

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