The sport of camel-fighting is popular in the north of the war-torn country - right up there with dog-fighting and cock-fighting.
One camel has been felled and is stamped on by the other
The camels tear at one another with their teeth
These pictures were taken today in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital of the Balkh province north of Kabul.
They show a crowd of male onlookers watching two camels tear one another apart before one is announced as the winner.
An announcer commentates from a loudspeaker.
The pictures come close on the heels of shocking pictures taken in the Philippines recently which showed horses being forced into similar fights.
A boy sits triumphantly on the winning camel as the fight is called
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Mazar-i-Sharif is the same city where an Afghan journalist was recently sentenced to death for passing around a piece taken from a website questioning why Muslim women cannot practise polygamy like their husbands do. He was found guilty of insulting Islam.