Kyrgyzstan Photos: Celebrating a Young Country

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A rider races off with a goat carcass in a horse game of ulak tartysh, also known as buzkashi in other Central Asian countries.

Kyrgyzstan, officially the Kyrgyz Republic since 1993, became an independent nation for the first time 22 years ago, when the country's Supreme Soviet, the main governing body, voted for independence from the Soviet Union.

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