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Nat Geo Photographer Tells All About Buzkashi, the Afghan Sport Involving a Headless Goat (and the Subject of an Oscar-nommed Film)

In Buzkashi Boys, an Academy Award nominee for live action short film, two boys in Kabul dream of winning fame on horseback in Afghanistan’s aggressive national sport, buzkashi, where riders compete for control of the headless body of a goat. To learn more about this unusual sport, Pop Omnivore’s Brad Scriber talked with photographer Matthieu…

Snow Leopards in the Wakhan Corridor

Good news about an endangered species: the Associated Press reports that snow leopards have been found at various locations throughout Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor.