One of the things that I enjoy most about my job is having the oppurtunity to look through images from around the world. Often times I come across events, traditions, customs, issues, etc. from around that I knew nothing about or even knew they existed. It feels like I get a new education everyday. Now often times some of these things I disagree with but I have to respect the ideas and beliefs of other cultures. I know many animal rights activists will be outraged at this image for the fact that they are attempting to throw a goat carcass but this is exactly one of those times that I have to step back and allow myself to simply be educated about the ways of the Afghan people.
Afghan horse riders play "buzkashi" during a competition between Parwan and Panshir provinces in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Thursday, March 22, 2007. Buzkashi is the national sport of Afghanistan in which players fight to place a goat carcass into a circle goal. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)