In pictures: World's first 'Robocop' at the Ramadan cannon in Dubai

The firing of the cannon before the breaking of the fast is an important Ramadan tradition in Dubai. The Dubai Police are in charge of firing the cannon before iftar.
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The world's first operational police robot stands at attention as they prepare a military cannon to fire to mark sunset and the end of the fasting day for Muslims observing Ramadan, in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The world's first operational police robot arrives ahead of the firing of the Ramadan cannon, which marks sunset and the end of the fasting day for Muslims observing Ramadan, in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The world's first operational police robot stands at attention as they prepare a military cannon to fire to mark sunset and the end of the fasting day for Muslims observing Ramadan, in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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People take a picture with the world's first operational police robot after firing a military cannon which marks sunset and the end of the fasting day for Muslims observing Ramadan, in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The world's first operational police robot stands at attention as they prepare a military cannon to fire to mark sunset and the end of the fasting day for Muslims observing Ramadan, in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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People take a picture with the world's first operational police robot after firing a military cannon which marks sunset and the end of the fasting day for Muslims observing Ramadan, in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A sign which reads in Arabic 'Ramadan Kareem' is seen pictured in front of Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai on May 31, 2017. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)