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July 20, 2017

Strong as a Rock

In a Tibetan village, locals celebrate the annual QiangTang Horse Racing Festival, which involves a series of challenges. Here, they take turns lifting a large rock as a feat of strength. "Before the game start[ed] I tried to lift the rock also, but it didn't move even a little bit," says Your Shot photographer Steven Chou. He says the most difficult factor in all the challenges is the thin air at the high altitude—almost 15,000 feet above sea level. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by StevenChou ZhouZheng, National Geographic Your Shot

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