Abu Dhabi Pics #2

I promised some more pics of Abu Dhabi, some images that highlight the difference between their culture and the west (or at least the U.S.) Here you go!
First, a beautiful view of the mosque at dawn.
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Now, how bout those falcons! No, really, we’re walking around in the convention center, and we suddenly come across about 25 falcons just hanging out.
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Here is our new friend Ramin Lebastchi with a very mellow falcon on his arm.
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Around the corner from the falcons, there were some women hand-weaving a very colorful rug…
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And don’t forget the camel auction!
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No, seriously, it was a camel auction. 🙂 All the camels were sold in pairs, with sets seeming to go for between 50,000 and 150,000 dirhams (around $14000 to $41000 USD). Wow!
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