AP PHOTOS: Russia's Nenets Celebrate Reindeer Herder's Day

March 21, 2015 11:28 AM

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It's a holiday celebrated annually in Russia's Yamal-Nenets region in the Arctic.

For the indigenous nomadic Nenets people, Reindeer Herder's Day offers a chance to show their prowess in wrestling, high jumps and other traditional local sports, but, above all, in reindeer races. Some participants traveled hundreds of kilometers (miles) across the frozen tundra to attend the compe...

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