In pictures: 12th edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Abu Dhabi

The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE
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Emiratis check Khasab dates displayed in baskets on July 20, 2016 during the 12th edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emiratis check Khasab dates displayed in baskets on July 20, 2016 during the 12th edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati check Khasab dates displayed in baskets on July 20, 2016 during the 12th edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Workers brings dates on July 20, 2016 during the 12th edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati men perform a traditional dance on July 20, 2016 during the 12th edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 20, 2016 shows Khasab dates displayed during the 12th edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emiratis check Khasab dates displayed in baskets on July 20, 2016 during the 12th edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati men walk past dates on July 20, 2016 during the 12nd edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 20, 2016 shows Khasab dates displayed during the 12nd edition of the Liwa Date Festival in Liwa, located in the Al Gharbia western region, south of Abu Dhabi on July 20, 2016. The event runs until July 30, 2016 and aims at promoting the heritage and the traditions in the UAE. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)