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Sacrifice

The Mongolian spring festival, Chagan Suruk, is the most solemn festival of the year. Chagan Suluk is a Mongolian word meaning "white herd". Traditionally, the milk of 99 white horses is squeezed out of the herd and placed in a baozhvindur (sacred milk bucket), and then the milk is taken with a nine-eyed spoon and offered to the heavens.

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Date Taken: 04.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Jianye Yang