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International cyclists ride during the second stage of the Himalayas 2011 International Mountainbike Race in the mountainous area of Lake Saif-ul-Maluk, in Pakistan's tourist region of Naran, in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, on September 17, 2011. The cycling event, organised by the Kaghan Memorial Trust to raise funds for its charity school dedicated to children affected by the October 2005 earthquake and set up in the Kaghan valley, attracted some 30 International and 11 Pakistani cyclists. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI (Photo credit should read AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images)

Himalayas 2011 International Mountainbike Race

Undeterred by warnings over Taliban-linked violence in Pakistan, national cycling champions from around the world came to test their skills and stamina in the Himalayas International Mountain Bike Race. (AFP)