A shaman lighting the Children of Asia International Sports Games torch

YAKUTIA, RUSSIA. MARCH 29, 2016. A shaman seen during a ceremony to light the 2016 Children of Asia International Sports Games torch on Mount Kisilyakh, a sacred place for the Yakuts. The relay covering more than 35,000 km (21,748 miles) will pass through 194 Yakut localities. The 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games will be held in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) on July 6-17, 2016. 3,500 young athletes will take part in the competition.

YAKUTIA, RUSSIA. MARCH 29, 2016. A shaman seen during a ceremony to light the 2016 Children of Asia International Sports Games torch on Mount Kisilyakh, a sacred place for the Yakuts. The relay covering more than 35,000 km (21,748 miles) will pass through 194 Yakut localities. The 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games will be held in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) on July 6-17, 2016. 3,500 young athletes will take part in the competition.

Andrei Golovanov/TASS
A shaman seen during a ceremony to light the 2016 Children of Asia International Sports Games torch on Mount Kisilyakh, a sacred place for the Yakuts

A shaman seen during a ceremony to light the 2016 Children of Asia International Sports Games torch on Mount Kisilyakh, a sacred place for the Yakuts. The 6th Children of Asia International Sports Games will be held in the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) on July 6-17, 2016. 

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