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    • Mongolian Spring Golden Eagle Festival in Pictures
    • Mongolian Spring Golden Eagle Festival in Pictures
    • Mongolian Spring Golden Eagle Festival in Pictures
    • Mongolian Spring Golden Eagle Festival in Pictures
    • Mongolian Spring Golden Eagle Festival in Pictures
    • Mongolian Spring Golden Eagle Festival in Pictures
    © AFP 2018 / Byambasuren Byamba-Ochir
    A hunter feeding his eagle.

    Twenty hunters aged 14 to 86 competed in the 11th edition of the two-day event celebrating Mongolia's thousand-year-old tradition of hunting with trained Golden Eagles.

    The festival, centered around the unique art, which is passed from generation to generation among the nomads, is held twice a year in the spring and autumn.

    One of the more interesting tourist activities in Mongolia, it attracted around 3,000 domestic and foreign visitors this year.

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    tradition, eagle, hunting, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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