National day celebrated in Qatar

Qataris commemorate the founding of their state with stunning celebrations
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Surrounded by security, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani arrives to attend the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Surrounded by security, Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani arrives to attend the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani attends the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari Heritage policemen ride camels during the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view show armoured vehicles rolling during the military parade marking the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari army forces take part in a military parade during the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A paraglider flies over the Qatari capital Doha as it takes part in the military parade marking the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations on December 18, 2012. (FP/Getty Images)
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Qatari army forces take part in a military parade during the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari army helicopters take part in the military parade marking the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatari army forces take part in a military parade during the Gulf emirate's National Day celebrations in Doha on December 18, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)