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A native from the Brazilian Aknomepa tribe participates

A native from the Brazilian Aknomepa tribe participates in a spear tossing competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images Photo Credit: Getty CHRISTOPHE SIMON

Brazilian natives participated in the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples.

Natives from the Brazilian tribe Pataxo watch a
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Natives from the Brazilian tribe Pataxo watch a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives from the Brazilian tribe Pataxo watch a
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Natives from the Brazilian tribe Pataxo watch a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native from the Brazilian Aknomepa tribe participates
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A native from the Brazilian Aknomepa tribe participates in a spear tossing competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native from the Brazilian Pataxo tribe participates
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A native from the Brazilian Pataxo tribe participates in a spear tossing competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native from the Brazilian Karaja tribe participates
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A native from the Brazilian Karaja tribe participates in a spear tossing competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe play head
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Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe play head football with a hand-made ball for a demonstration, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe celebrate throwing
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Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe celebrate throwing sand while playing head football with a hand-made ball for a demonstration, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe dance before
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Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe dance before playing head football with a hand-made ball, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives of the Matis tribe take part
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Brazilian natives of the Matis tribe take part in a blowpipe event, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe dance before
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Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe dance before playing head football with a hand-made ball, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives of the Enawene Nawe ethnic group
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Brazilian natives of the Enawene Nawe ethnic group play a head football game during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives of the Enawene Nawe ethnic group
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Brazilian natives of the Enawene Nawe ethnic group dance before a head football game during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives from the Brazilian Lavante tribe participate in
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Natives from the Brazilian Lavante tribe participate in a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives from the Brazilian Karaje tribe participate in
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Natives from the Brazilian Karaje tribe participate in a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives from the Brazilian Kaiapo tribe participate in
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Natives from the Brazilian Kaiapo tribe participate in a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives from the Brazilian Paresi tribe participate in
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Natives from the Brazilian Paresi tribe participate in a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives from the Peruvian Arambuk tribe participate in
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Natives from the Peruvian Arambuk tribe participate in a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives take pictures with their mobile phones during
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Natives take pictures with their mobile phones during a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives from the Brazilian Manardi tribe participate in
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Natives from the Brazilian Manardi tribe participate in a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native watches a tug of war competition
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A native watches a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives from the Brazilian Kuatonawa Shaneware tribe participate
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Natives from the Brazilian Kuatonawa Shaneware tribe participate in a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on November 11, 2013 Brazil. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native watches a tug of war competition
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A native watches a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native watches a tug of war competition
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A native watches a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native man smokes while watching a tug
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A native man smokes while watching a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native smokes while watching a tug of
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A native smokes while watching a tug of war competition during the XII International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, Brazil on November 11, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives wait for thye start of the opening
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Natives wait for thye start of the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

An indigenous boy waits for the start of
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An indigenous boy waits for the start of the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives wait for the start of the opening
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Natives wait for the start of the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Indigenous practice for a demonstration after the opening
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Indigenous practice for a demonstration after the opening ceremony of the XII games for Indigenous people in Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state, on 09 November, 2013 Brazil.AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives from the Kraho ethnic group take
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Brazilian natives from the Kraho ethnic group take part in the "Corrida de Tora" (race with a trunk), during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian indigenous women from the Kraho ethnic group
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Brazilian indigenous women from the Kraho ethnic group take part in the "Corrida de Tora" (race with a trunk), during the first day of the International Games of Indegenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian native from the Pataxo ethnic group
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A Brazilian native from the Pataxo ethnic group takes part in the bow and arrow competition, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian native from the Mehinaku ethnic group
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A Brazilian native from the Mehinaku ethnic group takes part in the bow and arrow competition, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian native from the Kuntunawa ethnic group
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A Brazilian native from the Kuntunawa ethnic group gets ready for the bow and arrow competition, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian native from the Xerente ethnic group
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A Brazilian native from the Xerente ethnic group takes part in the bow and arrow competition, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian native from the Sahanenawa ethnic group
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A Brazilian native from the Sahanenawa ethnic group takes part in the bow and arrow competition, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A Brazilian native from the Matis ethnic group
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A Brazilian native from the Matis ethnic group takes part in the bow and arrow competition, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe play head
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Brazilian natives of the Pareci tribe play head football with a hand-made ball for a demonstration, during the first day of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 10, 2013. 1500 natives from 49 Brazilian ethnic groups and from another 17 countries are gathering in Cuiaba until November 16 to compete in some 30 athletic disciplines, many of their own. AFP PHOTO / Christophe SimonCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives stand during the sacred fire ceremony,
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Brazilian natives stand during the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official ceremony of the first Games for Indigenous People in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives stand during the sacred fire ceremony,
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Brazilian natives stand during the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official ceremony of the first Games for Indigenous People in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso state, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives take part in the sacred fire
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Brazilian natives take part in the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives stand during the sacred fire ceremony,
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Brazilian natives stand during the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives dance during the sacred fire ceremony,
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Brazilian natives dance during the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives take part in the sacred fire
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Brazilian natives take part in the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives dance after the sacred fire ceremony,
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Brazilian natives dance after the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives dance following the sacred fire ceremony, on
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Natives dance following the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

natives take snapshots with mobile phones during the
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natives take snapshots with mobile phones during the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives dance following the sacred fire ceremony,
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Brazilian natives dance following the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native holds up the sacred fire during
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A native holds up the sacred fire during a ceremony on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives dance following the sacred fire ceremony,
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Brazilian natives dance following the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives dance following the sacred fire ceremony,
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Brazilian natives dance following the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives attend the sacred fire ceremony, on
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Brazilian natives attend the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first International Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Brazilian natives attend the sacred fire ceremony, on
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Brazilian natives attend the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first International Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November, 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

A native sings during the sacred fire ceremony,
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A native sings during the sacred fire ceremony, on the eve of the official opening ceremony of the first International Games of Indigenous Peoples in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 8, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Peruvian natives parade during the opening ceremony of
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Peruvian natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the
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Natives parade during the opening ceremony of the International Games of Indigenous Peoples, in Cuiaba, state of Mato Grosso, on November 9, 2013. 48 Brazilian ethnic groups and indigenous representatives from 16 countries are taking part in the event which runs until November 16. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMONCHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images

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