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In pictures: World's largest camel race
Getting ready for the race

A race by 468 camels around a 4km-track in Laayoune, in Western Sahara, has, say the organisers, broken a world record with some 100 more entrants than previously recorded - although this is still to be ratified.

It was the high point in a week-long festival celebrating the culture of the Saharawi people.

The entrants included 100 one-humped dromedaries, known as Arabian camels, and 200 Bactrian camels, which have two humps.

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