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A tour across the magical land of Mongolia

Last updated on: April 6, 2012 16:49 IST

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Mongolia is the world's second-largest landlocked country after Kazakhstan.

The country has little arable land, as much of its area is covered by steppes, with mountains to the north and west and the Gobi Desert to the south.

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Image: Men wrestle as a girl reacts at a tourist camp near the ruins of Ongi monastery in Mongolia's Dundgovi province.
Photographs: Laurence Tan/Reuters.

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Men wrestle as a girl reacts at a tourist camp near the ruins of Ongi monastery in Mongolia's Dundgovi province.

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Photographs: Laurence Tan/Reuters.

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Naadam is the biggest event in the Mongolian calendar held from July 11 to 13, on the anniversary of the Mongolian revolution of 1921. Concerts, fairs and traditional sports like wrestling, archery and horse racing are held during the celebration.

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Image: hildren ride horses during a horse racing competition at the annual Naadam Festival in Ulan Bator.
Photographs: Zeev Rozen/Reuters.
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A Mongolian girl watches television in a house at a tourist campsite in Mongolia's Bulgan province.

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Photographs: Laurence Tan/Reuters.

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Smoke billows from the chimneys of a coal-burning power plant in Ulan Bator.

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

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Young Mongolians walk through the capital Ulan Bator.

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

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A house surrounded by a wall stands in a hilly landscape located on the outskirts of the Mongolian capital city of Ulan Bator.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters.

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Mongolian Olympic boxer Tugstsogt Nyambayar prepares to train in a gym in Ulan Bator.

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Photographs: Kieran Doherty/Reuters.

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Tourists camp under the stars on the steppe near Hashaat in Mongolia's Dundgovi province in early August.

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Photographs: Tim Chong/Reuters.

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Jugderdem, 2, stands at the door of a traditional Mongolian tent in Shivert, 200 km northeast of Ulan Bator.

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Photographs: Carlos Barria/Reuters.

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A traditionally dressed Mongolian man talks to a security guard in front of a statue of Genghis Khan located at the front of the national parliament building in Ulan Bator.

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A boy stands beside a flock of sheep at an Ondordor in the outskirts of Ulan Bator in Mongolia.

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Photographs: Nicky Loh/Reuters.

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Mongolian horsemen ride past a row of traditional felt tents called 'ger' at a steppe in Orkhon Valley near Kharkorin, about 310km (192 miles) west of Mongolia's capital Ulan Bator.

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State Honour Guards march across Sukhbaatar square during informational days held by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

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Mongolian wrestlers train at a camp in the grasslands town of Suuj, about 60 km (37 miles) north of the capital Ulan Bator.

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Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters.

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A homeless Mongolian man looks out from a heating pipeline shaft in the country's capital Ulan Bator.

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Photographs: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters.

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A Mongolian girl carries fresh water home, at the Gers district of the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator.

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Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters.

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A truck loaded with horses arrives in Khui Doloo Khudag, about 40 km (25 miles) north of Ulan Bator.

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Mongolians play billiard at the main road of the Gers district at the Mongolian capital of Ulan Bator.

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A young Mongolian rides under a rainbow at Khui Doloon Khudag village, 35 kms (25 miles) from the capital Ulan Bator on the eve of the Naadam Festival.

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Buddhist monks play at the backyard of the Erdene Zeu monastery in Kharahorin, some 380 km (236 miles) west of Ulan Bator.

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Illegal Mongolian gold miners look for gold at an open field in Nalaikh, about 35 km (22 miles) from the capital Ulan Bator, on the eve of the presidential election in Mongolia.

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Photographs: Claro Cortes IV/Reuters.

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Mongolians receive a free meal distributed by nuns at a soup kitchen run by Fraternite Notre Dame project in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator.

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A Kazakh couple ride their horses during a "Kiss the Bride" competition in which a man tries to kiss a woman who avoids him at the Golden Eagle festival in the Altay Mountains near Sagsay village in western Mongolia's Bayan Olgiy Province.

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Photographs: Reinhard Krause/Reuters.

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A Mongolian man practices archery near a mountain with a depiction of Genghis Khan made from stones and paint near the center of Ulan Bator.





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