Abu Dhabi camel festival

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A man holds the rope of a camel herd during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. (Getty Images)
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The festival, which includes participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a display of UAE handcrafts and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Getty Images)
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Two camels stand by a traffic sign during the camel festival. (Getty Images)
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A herd of camels walks in the desert as part of the Mazayin Dhafra festival. (Getty Images)
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A herd of camels walk past an Emirati man at the Abu Dhabi festival. (Getty Images)
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The Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival is held every year. (Getty Images)