Photo Gallery: The New Great Game 10/29/2010
 Pedestrians walk past the Bibi Khanum mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan: A...
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Pedestrians walk past the Bibi Khanum mosque in Samarkand, Uzbekistan: A revival of the Great Game is happening in the country. In the 19th century, the British and Russians competed over strategic bases and mineral resources in the region. Today the world powers use the country as a supply base in the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.