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Camels and Culture

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 07 February 2014

The Chinese province of Inner Mongolia is undergoing rapid transformation as Beijing exploits its mineral resources. Against this backdrop of societal change, Martin Patience attends the Nadaam, or traditional games. Has Mongolian culture been left intact?

In the United Arab Emirates, camels are valued highly. But it's not just their functionality that is prized. Simon Atkinson stumbles across a camel beauty contest - and discovers the secret to dromedary allure.

(Photo: A camel that won a beauty contest, is covered with saffron during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan camel festival 2014, held in Abu Dhabi. Credit: Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)



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