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Thursday, 9 November, 2000, 14:47 GMT
In Pictures: India's camel fair

One of Asia's biggest camel fairs is currently underway in the western Indian city of Pushkar. More than 50,000 well-groomed and decorated camels, horses and cattle are participating in the five-day event.

Sunrise at Pushkar
At sunrise, camel traders prepare their livestock for sale

Camels at Pushkar
The camels are taken to a water tank for cleaning. . .

Camels beings fed
. . . and then fed by the owners

Camels at Pushkar Fair
The desert at Pushkar comes alive for five days

Foreign tourists
Even a mundane ritual like collecting camel dung becomes a photo opportunity

Camel traders
Traders sit in groups as they await buyers. . .


. . . while women look about anxiously

Sunset at Pushkar
By sunset, it is time to wind up and wait for another day
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22 Nov 99 | South Asia
In Pictures: Camel trade in the desert
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