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'Wrestling for Peace' in South Sudan

Thirty South Sudanese athletes marched into Juba Stadium on April 16 to begin a weeklong "Wrestling for Peace" tournament. Four teams from different tribes competed for prizes and bragging rights, but the tournament was also meant to show that different tribes can live in peace after more than two years of war divided the country along ethnic lines.
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A Mundari wrestler stands with ash on his body before the "Wrestling for Peace" tournament at Juba Stadium in South Sudan's capital, April 16, 2016. (J. Patinkin/VOA)
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A Mundari wrestler stands with ash on his body before the "Wrestling for Peace" tournament at Juba Stadium in South Sudan's capital, April 16, 2016. (J. Patinkin/VOA)

A Bor Dinka wrestler sits on the ground draped in a leopard skin before the "Wrestling for Peace" tournament at Juba Stadium in South Sudan's capital, April 16, 2016. (J. Patinkin/VOA)
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A Bor Dinka wrestler sits on the ground draped in a leopard skin before the "Wrestling for Peace" tournament at Juba Stadium in South Sudan's capital, April 16, 2016. (J. Patinkin/VOA)

A Bor Dinka wrestler with ash on his face raises his arms before the "Wrestling for Peace" tournament at Juba Stadium in South Sudan's capital, April 16, 2016. (J. Patinkin/VOA)
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A Bor Dinka wrestler with ash on his face raises his arms before the "Wrestling for Peace" tournament at Juba Stadium in South Sudan's capital, April 16, 2016. (J. Patinkin/VOA)

Mundari wrestlers kneel during the "Wrestling for Peace" tournament at Juba Stadium in South Sudan's capital, April 16, 2016. (J. Patinkin/VOA)
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Mundari wrestlers kneel during the "Wrestling for Peace" tournament at Juba Stadium in South Sudan's capital, April 16, 2016. (J. Patinkin/VOA)

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