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Afghanistan cock fighting

Though the fights are not to the death, the roosters are bloodied and sometimes blinded before a winner is decided. Cock fighting, an old tradition in Kabul, was banned during the rule of the Taliban.

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Afghans watch cock fighting in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Friday, March 11.

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Artificial claws are attached to the legs of roosters during a cock fight in Kabul on Friday.

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An Afghan man refreshes his rooster with a spray of water during a cock fight in Kabul on Friday.

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Afghans watch cock fighting in Kabul on Friday.