KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - JANUARY 21: Afghan horsemen compete in the traditional game of Buzkashi, the national sport of Afghanistan which means "goat grabbing." During this team sport, players try to grab a headless goat carcass from the ground and pitch it into a scoring area.
The origins of the sport are unclear, but some historians believe it stretches back 800 years, to when Genghis Khan and his Mongol armies conquered villages on horseback. During Taliban rule, Buzkashi was banned on the grounds of immorality. (Majid Saeedi /Getty Images)