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Camel beauty contests take center stage at a celebration of Bedouin culture

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Camel beauty contests take center stage at a celebration of Bedouin culture


@webmobdev 3 months

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Camels are a big deal in Rajasthan, India too - India’s famous Pushkar Camel Fair returns after COVID break (1), Decline in India’s camel population is worrying. I also remember reading in a foreign diplomat's biography on how he earned India some extra diplomatic brownie points in the middle-east by gifting some camels and offering to inseminate some of theirs artificially.

(1) https://www.aljazeera.com/gallery/2021/11/10/india-pushkar-c... (2) https://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/decline-in...

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@mbg721 3 months

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"In (x place) there are (y bizarre events)" articles tend to overstate the popularity of the event. Yes, there is a Sauerkraut Festival in Ohio, but no, sauerkraut isn't a huge American cultural phenomenon. This especially happens with articles about Japan.

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@ggm 3 months

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Australia supplies a lot into this market. We have a huge population of feral camels roaming the central desert regions. Brought in as pack animals during the great expansion of the Victorian era.

Hundreds of thousands of them, roaming semi-free.

Serious amounts of money bid at auction for OZ Camels to fly back to the M.E.

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@tsol 3 months

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Makes sense, in America there are dog shows for their beloved dogs. Horse shows for horses. Why not have camel shows?

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@Avshalom 3 months

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@rpmisms 3 months

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Bad title on NYT's part. The west has dog "beauty contests".

That being said, there is something very cool about appreciating the grace and power of a traditionally ugly beast of burden.

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