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2nd Ordos Int'l Nadam Fair opens in China's Inner Mongolia

2012-08-28 05:58:16 GMT2012-08-28 13:58:16(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Performers dressed in traditional costumes of Mongolian ethnic group prepare to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2nd Ordos International Nadam Fair in Ordos City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 27, 2012.(Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)

A young boy dressed in costumes of Mongolian ethnic group poses before the opening ceremony of the 2nd Ordos International Nadam Fair in Ordos City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 27, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)

Performers dressed in hunting clothing of Mongolian ethnic group prepare to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2nd Ordos International Nadam Fair in Ordos City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 27, 2012.(Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)

A girl dressed in modern costumes of Mongolian ethnic group attends the 2nd Ordos International Nadam Fair in Ordos City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 27, 2012.(Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)

A woman dressed in traditional costumes of Mongolian ethnic group poses during the opening ceremony of the 2nd Ordos International Nadam Fair in Ordos City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 27, 2012.(Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)

Young boys dressed in traditional costumes of Mongolian ethnic group attend the opening ceremony of the 2nd Ordos International Nadam Fair in Ordos City, north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Aug. 27, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhao Tingting)

Nadam, meaning entertainment and playing in Mongolian language, is a folk festival of the Mongolian ethnic group. The eight-day fair in Ordos consists of art, cultural and trade activities as well as sports competitions, including horse-racing and Mongolian-style wrestling.

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