A puppet on display during the festival
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Tajikistan hosts its third international puppetry festival

19 April 2012 Last updated at 18:01 BST

Tajikistan has been hosting the country's third annual international puppetry festival.

The performance art is an old tradition in the country which dates back more than a thousand years.

Karen Zarindast reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Shamsieh Qasem