Mongol boy flexes muscles in his ger

Mongol boy flexes muscles in his ger

Inside his mushroom-shaped, one-room house with no privacy, called a ger, this little boy posed for a photo. His brothers had been outside beating long lengths of hide cut into narrow strips against a rock to soften them up for use as leather ropes. I saw their dad the night before on his motorcycle rounding up his herd of horses and flocks of sheep and goats. Their nomadic life on the grassland steppes is hundreds, maybe thousands, of years old. And their love of some sports is the subject of another post.

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