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Mideast in Pictures: Camel racing festival in Saudi Arabia

Mideast in Pictures: Camel racing festival in Saudi Arabia

SUNDAY, September 12, 2021

The third edition of the Crown Prince Camel Festival were held from Aug. 8 to Sept. 11 on the Taif Camel Field in Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia.

Camel racing is a popular traditional sport in the Arab world. Camels good at racing are known for having specific features such as light weight, small palms, large chest size, long legs and long tail.

Camels are seen racing at the Crown Prince Camel Festival held in Taif, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10, 2021.

Camels are seen racing at the Crown Prince Camel Festival held in Taif, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10, 2021.

A camel is seen at the Crown Prince Camel Festival held in Taif, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10, 2021.

A camel is seen at the Crown Prince Camel Festival held in Taif, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10, 2021.

Camels are seen at the Crown Prince Camel Festival held in Taif, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10, 2021.

Camels are seen at the Crown Prince Camel Festival held in Taif, Saudi Arabia, Sept. 10, 2021.