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Ancient heroic epics return

2010-08-29 09:09:16 GMT2010-08-29 17:09:16 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Men wearing medieval warrior costumes walk to take part in a sword fight performance during an international festival called "Bylinas of ancient Kiev IX-XI centuries" in the village of Kopachev, some 65 km (40 miles) southeast of Kiev August 28, 2010. (AFP Photo)

Men wearing medieval warrior costumes walk to take part in a sword fight performance during an international festival called "Bylinas of ancient Kiev IX-XI centuries" in the village of Kopachev, some 65 km (40 miles) southeast of Kiev August 28, 2010. (AFP Photo)

Men wearing medieval warrior costumes walk to take part in a sword fight performance during an international festival called "Bylinas of ancient Kiev IX-XI centuries" in the village of Kopachev, some 65 km (40 miles) southeast of Kiev August 28, 2010. (AFP Photo)

Men wearing medieval warrior costumes walk to take part in a sword fight performance during an international festival called "Bylinas of ancient Kiev IX-XI centuries" in the village of Kopachev, some 65 km (40 miles) southeast of Kiev August 28, 2010. (AFP Photo)

Participants staged a performance which reconstructed battles, traditions and handicrafts widespread among Slavic people in Kievan Russia in the 9th-11th centuries.

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