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Petra desert trail

Petra desert trail
An ancient temple cut into the sandstone is lit up by candles in Petra on Oct. 12 in Petra, Jordan. The sandstone in the region has given rise to unique rock formations, rising from the desert, forming deep canyons and fissures. Tourists from all around the world flock to the ancient city of Petra, built during the fifth and sixth centuries BC, Petra is the ruined capital of the Nabatean Arabs. (Getty Images)
Petra desert trail
Jeeps tour the desert around Wadi Rum in Petra. (Getty Images)
Petra desert trail
Camels wait to be ridden by tourists in front of the Treasury in Petra. (Getty Images)
Petra desert trail
Tourists climb rocks in the desert around Wadi Rum. (Getty Images)
Petra desert trail
Local chefs cook for tourists at a luxury hotel in Petra. (Getty Images)
Petra desert trail
Designer Jasper Conran and friend take in the sights at Wadi Rum as part of the Salute Petra event on Oct. 11. Salute Petra is a three day event organised by Harvey Goldsmith and Nicoletta Pavarotti celebrating the life of the opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. (Getty Images)
Petra desert trail
Rolls-Royces and Bentleys cars show by their owners in the ruins of the Roman city of Jerash, Jordan on Sept. 26, 2005. The tour of September 2005 featured 50 classic vehicles, mostly Bentleys and Rolls-Royces driving through the country on a sight-seeing journey to Jordan’s numerous historical sites. (Getty Images)
Petra desert trail
Rolls-Royces and Bentleys cars show by their owners in the ruins of the Roman city of Jerash, Jordan on Sept. 26, 2005. (Getty Images)