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Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate

Captivating images from the world’s largest LNG exporter, which will host the football World Cup 2022

Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
An inhabtitant of Qatar sells fruits to customers at the fruit market on January 8, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Camels are seen at the camel market on January 8, 2011 in Doha, Qatar (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Camels are seen at the camel market on January 8, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Views of the Pearl area with yachts on January 5, 2011 in Doha, Qatar (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Views of the Pearl area with yachts on January 5, 2011 in Doha, Qatar (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reiterated its projection for the Qatari economy with predictions of double digit growth for 2010 and 2011 (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Though natural gas and petroleum production are still the biggest two single sources of income, the non-energy sector overtook oil and gas in Qatari GDP for 2009 (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of a mall in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Foreigners make up approximately two thirds of the Qatari population (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of on January 8, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Camels are seen at the camel market on January 8, 2011 in Doha, Qatar (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of a mall in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
An Iranian is seen at the fruit market on January 8, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of a mall in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Coloured chicks are seen at the Shoek on January 8, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of a mall in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of a mall in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
A donkey and his owner is seen at the Shoek on January 8, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of a mall in Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of Khalifa Stadium at Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence on January 6, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of Al Sadd Sports Club Stadium on January 6, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of Khalifa Stadium at Aspire Academy for Sports Excellence on January 6, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Views of the Pearl area on January 5, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently reiterated its projection for the Qatari economy with predictions of double digit growth for 2010 and 2011. Though natural gas and petroleum production are still the biggest two single sources of income, the non-energy sector overtook oil and gas in Qatari GDP for 2009. Qatar is heavily dependent on foreign labour from countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, the Phillipines and other Arab countries. Foreigners make up approximately two thirds of the Qatari population. The FIFA world cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
General view of Al Sadd Sports Club Stadium on January 6, 2011 in Doha, Qatar. The FIFA World Cup 2022 will takes place in Qatar. (Getty Images)
Qatar postcards: more views from the emirate
Views of the Pearl area on January 5, 2011 in Doha, Qatar (Getty Images)