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©Travis Beard / Argusphotography / Picturetank.The national sport of Afghanistan, Bushkasi or Booshkazi is held every Friday in the winter months and is only attended by men and boys. The sport involves men on horseback riding around the field, trying to pick up a headless goat. if they do get the goat, they must carry the carcass back to a white ring in the middle of the pitch. if they drop it with in the circle, they score a point. at the same time all the other rides are trying to push them off their horse. Under the Taliban rule, Bushkasi was considered illegal and subsequently went under ground. Since the fall of the Taliban is has once again surged in popularity.