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Colorful troop of Turkish horsemen parading over a carpet of colored sand.

"Tadjiks on Review, Russia, 1958. Turkoman horsemen from Central Asia trot past the grandstand of the Moscow Hippodrome, opening May Day celebrations. The entire racecourse in front of the tribune had been transformed into a perishable Oriental carpet, made by sprinkling dyed sand into flamboyant grids." David Douglas Duncan, insert.