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A symbol of Kazakh national identity, hunting on horseback with golden eagles was suppressed and nearly eradicated during communist rule in Kazakhstan. But among the diaspora in Mongolia's Altai Mountains, this millennia-old tradition lived on. Faraz lived and hunted with these berkutchi (eagle hunters) during his travels in Bayan-Ulgii, Mongolia's remotest province.

Hunting with Eagles - Mongolia's Wild West | Faraz Shibli
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