Images of Qatar: from dawn to dusk

Tradition meets modernity, as the worlds largest LNG exporter takes steps to host the World Cup 2022
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View of the skyline of the West Bay area in Doha with a dhau boat is taken on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar.(Getty Images)
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View of the skyline of the West Bay area in Doha is taken on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The FIFA world cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
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View of Emiri Diwan, palace in Doha is taken on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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View of Emiri Diwan, palace in Doha on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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A woman in an arabic dress walks alongside a shop in the city centre mall in Doha on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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View of the City Centre mall in Doha is taken on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reiterated its projection for the Qatari economy with predictions of double digit growth for 2010 and 2011. (Getty Images)
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Though natural gas and petroleum production are still the biggest two single sources of income, the non-energy sector overtook oil and gas in Qatari GDP for 2009. (Getty Images)
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Arabic women walk alongside the skyline of the West Bay area in Doha on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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View of the museum of islamic art is taken on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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Qatar is heavily dependant on foreign labour from countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Phillipines and other Arab countries. (Getty Images)
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View of the museum of islamic art is taken on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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A dhow boat is seen in the harbour of the West Bay area on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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New highrise office buildings and hotels still under construction stand in the new City Center and West Bay district on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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Though natural gas and petroleum production are still the biggest two single sources of income, the non-energy sector overtook oil and gas in Qatari GDP for 2009. (Getty Images)
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View of the Lagoon Plaza is taken on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The FIFA world cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar.(Getty Images)
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New high-rise office buildings and hotels still under construction stand in the new City Center and West Bay district on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reiterated its projection for the Qatari economy with predictions of double digit growth for 2010 and 2011. (Getty Images)
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New high-rise office buildings and hotels still under construction stand in the new City Center and West Bay district on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The FIFA world cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
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Though natural gas and petroleum production are still the biggest two single sources of income, the non-energy sector overtook oil and gas in Qatari GDP for 2009. The FIFA world cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
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View of the Grand Hyatt hotel on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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View of bus that brings foreign workers to to their working place on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. Qatar is heavily dependant on foreign labour from countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Phillipines and other Arab countries. (Getty Images)
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reiterated its projection for the Qatari economy with predictions of double digit growth for 2010 and 2011. (Getty Images)
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View of bus that brings foreign workers to their working place on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
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Arabic men photograph thereselfs alongside the skyline of the West Bay area in Doha on January 4, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
Thu 06 Jan 2011 10:04 AM