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Post time 2012-1-30 20:35:15 |Display all floors
A competitor releases his al-Hurr falcon. A moment later, he entered his off-road vehicle to chase after the bird as it chased a pigeon. The pursuit can often send both falcon and owner miles into the desert.
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Post time 2012-1-30 20:36:30 |Display all floors
A lone falcon hunts its prey. Pigeons are known to be one of the fastest game birds, and for a falcon to catch one in this annual desert competition is rare. At the time this photo was taken, only two pigeons had been caught, from more than 70 releases.
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Post time 2012-1-30 20:37:42 |Display all floors
Spectators and officials watch the initial stages of the falcon chase, before taking to their vehicles for a closer look.
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Post time 2012-1-30 20:38:47 |Display all floors
One spectator watches the falcon chase in comfort
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Post time 2012-1-30 20:41:12 |Display all floors
Experts say falcons should be allowed to fly and hunt as often as possible, as they would in the wild. Their pigeon prey, however, eventually suffer a near-inevitable fate
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Post time 2012-1-30 20:42:58 |Display all floors
When not hurtling across the dunes in 4x4 vehicles, spectators relax on bedouin-style seating and watch the competition broadcast on big-screen televisions
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Post time 2012-1-30 20:44:27 |Display all floors
Near to the falcon races' release point is a two-kilometre track for racing Saluki dogs.
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