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In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai

Known as kushti, (or dangal) the rules are rather simple (although they do vary from village to village). Two fighters scrap it out (for approx 10 to 15mins) looking to pin the opponent's shoulders and hips to the ground simultaneously - although victory can also be achieved by knockout, stoppage or submission.

In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.
In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.
In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.
In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.
In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.
In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.
In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.
In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.
In pictures: Traditional Pakistani wrestling match in Dubai
Pakistani men compete in a weekly Graeco-Roman wrestling competition in Dubai.