December 23, 2010, Al Dhafra, UAE:

The first annual Saluki dog racing competition was held today at the Al Dhafra camel festival. Over 150 dogs participated in the competition. The race took place on the camel racing track. The total distance was 100 km.

Dogs make the final bend around the racing track before the finish line.

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The annual saluki dog racing competition at Al Dhafra camel festival. Lee Hoagland / The National

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