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Photo essay: Cockfight

By Amir Pouyan Shiva
June 9, 2003
The Iranian

Cockfighting, which some believe originated in Iran some 5,000 years ago, is still staged in Iranian cities such as Tehran, Karaj, Tabriz and Rasht. Cockfighters, known as "Eshgh-baaz" (Love players), use special techniques to incite their birds into war. This photo essay shows a cockfight in Tehran.

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Cocks are fed water and food (bread, eggs or cake).
This one is fed fruit juice.

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