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Dog fights in Paghman, Afghanistan

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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Fighting dogs. December 2011, Paghman, Afghanistan. Dog fights is a very popular sport and hobby in Afghanistan, one that involves massive Mastiffs trained from early days by their owners and masters, blood and obviously thousands of dollars changing hands when the result of fight is known. Dog fights were not allowed under the Taliban, and this hobby made a great return as soon as Taliban were forced to leave in result of 2001 invasion. What I saw often happening is that a dog fight would end up in a fight of dozens of men betting on both dogs, as soon as someone would notice that one of owners tries to help his dog defeat the other. Then an angry circle would form around dogs, and Afghans would start exchanging blows between themselves, while dogs continued to fight.. But, about the ongoing boxing industry in Afghanistan, perhaps some other time.
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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Fighting dogs. December 2011, Paghman, Afghanistan. Dog fights is a very popular sport and hobby in Afghanistan, one that involves massive Mastiffs trained from early days by their owners and masters, blood and obviously thousands of dollars changing hands when the result of fight is known. Dog fights were not allowed under the Taliban, and this hobby made a great return as soon as Taliban were forced to leave in result of 2001 invasion. What I saw often happening is that a dog fight would end up in a fight of dozens of men betting on both dogs, as soon as someone would notice that one of owners tries to help his dog defeat the other. Then an angry circle would form around dogs, and Afghans would start exchanging blows between themselves, while dogs continued to fight.. But, about the ongoing boxing industry in Afghanistan, perhaps some other time.
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