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In Saudi Arabia, camels ousted from beauty contest as handlers had used ‘botox’

In a ‘Camel beauty contest’, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, dozens were disqualified after their handlers had used ‘botox’ to make them more handsome.

“The camel,” explained the chief judge of the show, Fawzan al-Madi, “is a symbol of Saudi Arabia. We used to preserve it out of necessity, now we preserve it as a pastime.”

The Kingdom is heading toward change as it will soon see it’s first movie theaters, however of the Bedouin, nothing is more important than a camel. For the traditional Arab, a camel has been a source of food, transport, a war machine and a companion for centuries.

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