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PHOTO GALLERY: Traditional hunting Salburun festival in Central Asia




A Kyrgyz berkutchi (an eagle hunter) holds his golden eagle, during the hunting festival Salburun , in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 29, 2022. - Archers from Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore, Mongolia, Russia, Hungary, USA, Czech Republic, Germany, France, India, Spain and Indonesia take part in the festival of traditional hunting from Central Asia. AFP

Archers compete during the hunting festival Salburun in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 30, 2022. AFP

Kyrgyz women wear traditional during the hunting festival Salburun in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 30, 2022. AFP

A female archer competes during the hunting festival Salburun in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 30, 2022. AFP

Kyrgyz women wear traditional clothes as they display national crafts during the hunting festival Salburun in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 30, 2022. AFP

Kyrgyz hunters assemble a portable yurt dwelling during the hunting festival Salburun , in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 29, 2022. AFP

A Kyrgyz archer shoots at a target during the hunting festival Salburun , in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 29, 2022. AFP

A Kyrgyz berkutchi (an eagle hunter) holds his golden eagle, during the hunting festival Salburun , in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 29, 2022. AFP

Participants carry their national flags during the opening ceremony of the hunting festival Salburun , in the Chunkurchak gorge, some 30 kilometres outside Bishkek, on August 29, 2022. AFP