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Mexico Dasher Daniel Argumedo Ramos (left) and Luis Flores play Pelota P'urhépecha in the atrium of the church of San Agustín Ohtenco in southern Mexico City. In Pelota P'urhépecha, or Uárhukua Ch'anákua in the P'urhépecha language, two teams of two or more players hit a ball to opposite sides of the playing field with wooden sticks to score points. One variant of the game involves the ball being set on fire.