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'Manly' competition at Mongolia's Naadam Festival

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Mongolian wrestlers compete during wrestling competition at the annual Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, on July 11.

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A Mongolian vendor displays figure horses for sale during the Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, Wednesday, on July 11. Mongolians celebrate the anniversary of Genghis Khan's march to world conquest on July 11 with the annual sports festival featuring traditional Mongolian events including wrestling, archery, and horse racing.

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A Mongolian wrestler overturns his competitor during the Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Wednesday, July 11.

Reuters reports -- The Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held from July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. Concerts, fairs and traditional sports like wrestling, archery and horse racing are held during the celebration.

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Mongolians in traditional costume perform during the Naadam Festival opening ceremony in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, Wednesday, on July 11.

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A Mongolian boy in costume runs past a member of guard of honor during the Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Wednesday, on July 11.

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Mongolian women take part in an archery competition during the Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Wednesday, on July 11.

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Mongolian honor guards on horseback perform during the Naadam Festival opening ceremony in Ulan Bator, Mongolia Wednesday, on July 11.