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Dashing through the snow: Polo match in Switzerland

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A polo player challenges during a game on Jan. 23, in Klosters.

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A polo player prepares to hit with his mallet during a night game on Jan. 22 in Klosters.

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Polo players challenge during the final on January 23, 2011 in Klosters.

AFP reports: The little village of Klosters in the Swiss Alps that is better-known as the winter getaway of the British royals, is now also playing host to polo, the game traditionally played by kings. Except here, in temperatures plunging to -13 degrees, it is played with a twist, with horsemen mounted on ponies charging after the ball though snow rather than across a grassy pitch.