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Monday, 22 November, 1999, 14:06 GMT
In Pictures: Camel trade in the desert

One of Asia's biggest camel fairs has taken place in Pushkar, in India's desert state of Rajasthan.



Sunrise marked the beginning of six days of hectic trading, with some 19,000 cattle on display for purchase and sale. This year's sales were better than last year, with camels selling for anything between $100 and $600.



Many prospective traders trekked from the nearby states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, making a temporary tent city their home over the next few days.



Pushkar is known as the city of temples and is noted for its Brahma temple, dedicated to the Hindu god of creation. Thousands of pilgrims travel each year to offer special prayers.



The camel fair also showcases the rich Rajasthani culture, with live performances by folk singer and dancers. It attracts many foreign tourists, who are also housed in tents and are taken on camel rides.

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