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Emirati Mohammed Rakan Bin Harwon Al-Qubassiy looks on as his falcon flies at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. The festival, which attracts 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. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

Emirati Mohammed Rakan Bin Harwon Al-Qubassiy looks on as his falcon flies at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. The festival, which attracts 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. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




Emiratis gather for prayer inside a tent at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

Emiratis gather for prayer inside a tent at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




Camels walk along sand dunes in the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, as the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival takes place on December 22, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

Camels walk along sand dunes in the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, as the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival takes place on December 22, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




An Emirati heats a tea pot over an open fire at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

An Emirati heats a tea pot over an open fire at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




A young Emirati boy looks on as his falcon flies at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

A young Emirati boy looks on as his falcon flies at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




Falcons stand on a perch at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

Falcons stand on a perch at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




Emirati Mohammed Rakan Bin Harwon Al-Qubassiy (L) hands his falcon to a boy at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

Emirati Mohammed Rakan Bin Harwon Al-Qubassiy (L) hands his falcon to a boy at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




An Emirati falconer moves a lure to attract the falcon at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

An Emirati falconer moves a lure to attract the falcon at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




Camels walk along sand dunes in the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, as the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival takes place on December 22, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

Camels walk along sand dunes in the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, as the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival takes place on December 22, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




A young Emirati boy holds his falcon at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

A young Emirati boy holds his falcon at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




An Emirati falconer moves a lure to attract the falcon at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

An Emirati falconer moves a lure to attract the falcon at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




Camels walk along sand dunes in the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, as the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival takes place on December 22, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

Camels walk along sand dunes in the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, as the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival takes place on December 22, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)




Emirati Mohammed Rakan Bin Harwon Al-Qubassiy looks on as his falcon flies at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

Emirati Mohammed Rakan Bin Harwon Al-Qubassiy looks on as his falcon flies at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)


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