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on an exhaustive training shuttle the main event is camel racing any prize in a sprint race is a great honor but winning the forty two kilometer marathon is considered especially prestigious the young boys in the small town of do is dream of such a victory seemingly endless sand dunes begin just beyond the town's borders. like every other man in the region image hopes to win two years ago he and his camel came first in a sprint for us. i'm confident about this part of the race because my camel is quite familiar with the area but i do have some doubts about the long distance marathon i haven't entered it before with this camel. because the festival only takes place once a year needs to make a living for himself and his camera so he dons make up and colorful national costume to pose as an exotic sultan for tourists which is particularly popular with some women travellers. as camel though is less than impressed he is
a pedigree racer and only interested in entering competitions he frequently and loudly expresses his disapproval. omas life is centered on his camels in the desert. i know this in my life this is in my. in the in my heart. well done. and now my time in this not walking into now this is right as everything for me in life because this government for one time this government like me. a man has always shared a special relationship with his camels there was a time when he trained these beautiful creatures to appear in a hollywood movie that was filmed in the sahara. then.
this. was a place in the one that in last year's marathon came first but no one can tell how the race will end this winter. many people are surprised to learn that it rains in the sun hard the stereotypical image of the desert is one of endless sand but there's more to the desert than that . an untrained eye could easily miss what's hiding in the rocks. like. these people's ancestors seeking shelter from enemies began to live in caves.
there's no one to hide from now but still widely used warm in winter and cool in summer and if you need more space you can always hollow out another room. the big advantage though is that dwellings like this search. this family used to have only one cave but a few years ago they occupied another. they have gas and electricity modern furniture and bathrooms. the water supply that can only be used for domestic purposes they get their drinking water the same way their ancestors did when it rains water collects in special reservoirs and in winter that is quite a lot of rain. but of summer is better for us than winter because in the winter it's hard looking after the enemy it is too slippery. the
next cave is for animals to live in xena was in charge of the whole household. she looks after her elderly mother in law and the daughter in law is not well. the desert life is more difficult for women but a man don't have it easy either we all have to do the agricultural jobs and it's really hard. was that it was. seen as elder daughter helps with everything that. you. people are native to north africa. witnessed the rise and fall of several civilizations and still manage to preserve their language and traditions perhaps because the places they've always inhabited were hard to reach. the modern road to these caves was only built fifteen years ago now tourists come regularly and are
always welcome. for. days. because there. we have to work all the time. xena has never visited the festival she has no time for celebrations although it's not much more than a hundred kilometers along a good road from here. i will not go into the desert but the sahara may well be coming to xena. constantly expanding along the southern border as it's growing at almost fifty kilometers per year xena's husband is among those who are trying to contain the advancing sand to hold back the junes at least a little he builds fences from palm leaves despite these efforts the desert is slowly but surely gaining ground.
every winter. a unique desert camp and without good reason. it's. in the very heart of the. in the height of summer the region is scorching with temperatures reaching fifty degrees celsius and. eighty degrees. everything in this camp took a lot of if it. is easy out here. existing here is very tough. water is brought from n.o.a.a. says twenty three kilometers away tents set up so that the europeans will be comfortable but the know how it's borrowed from bedouins the nomads of the desert.
there are a berber carpet in every tent better bare feet we put them there in case a scope or some insect tries to get inside. the rugs tend to stop them because they don't like crawling over the rough surface of the carpet. generators or electricity in the camp the light comes exclusively from candles the sun moon and stars in every tents there's a toilet that uses wood shavings instead of water. to make them wider. that will enable us to get through. if we didn't do that we wouldn't be able to. for many to used to take part in rallies but then the desert took from him the most precious part of his
life his ten year old son. the boy always went with him on extreme races but in what would be his last control of the car. the vehicle rolled upside down killing the young passenger. hasn't entered a single race since he found a place in the desert where the sand is a glorious pink. sun rises are exempt and that's where he created this unique camp in memory of his child. this group of austrian adventurers has been struggling to get out of a sand trap. stuck fast in the sand close to riyadh's camp. after successfully bringing the tourists across the whole of eastern europe they thought it would be a good idea to take it to the sahara too. but the desert isn't known for its
forgiving nature. only the bedouins are able to navigate this constantly changing landscape for generations they've grown up learning the many secrets of survival most are passed from generation to generation but others can only be learned by trial and error. of course there's no mobile connection in the desert for hundreds of kilometers but after climbing this mountain and rounding this rock travelers find an unusual kind of telephone booth where they can call home perhaps for the latest news about the festival. house is full of guests from algeria and friends and rivals. this is a friend from one union his name. this is the wife. and
this is the husband how much and you know and this is coming is number one for last year for him really we're sort of the who can. before we've lived in the desert since childhood in the village of. the most of the people there breed camels. has been working with him since he was a child and for who you know you could say bedouin life in the desert in camels i mean his blood. and. this is the only form of this number one for people of friends. and this isn't one. this is a new coming in this year and this is one. gun for this yes this is the new and this is a good thing and this is when the one my comment is number one for. this
is through a video out of. i don't know who is. number one on of. the festival begins tomorrow it will be spring tracing the first day and then the day of the marathon the major competition that everyone wants to win. speak your language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on t.v. reporting from the world talks about six of the c.o.r.p.
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tourists to take photographs. didn't go to the square you might think that he's on concerned about all the festival excitement his day begins as it always does with morning coffee instead of newspapers or t.v. news always at the same time and in the same café. it's a man's traditional ritual they'll discuss the future horses and camels today though brings a new topic for conversation the eagerly anticipated spring traces take place after .
the desert takes many forms often in close proximity to each other this one is among the most desolate and unforgiving. like when a combination of salt and sand allows any living creature. in this valley and there is easily mistaken for reality. that it was practically raised on. his way to his since childhood a full forty years. climbing a tree to find a phone signal is perfectly normal to him. how much life revolves around these palm
trees he climbs them to pick the fruit collect palm juice. palm juice is a rare event as it's quite literally the last thing a palm tree will ever give. bearing fruit. very quickly. even. of the many palm trees in the. mail muhammad and his colleagues must climb to the top of every single. females with a special. crop of tasty dates be assured respect for the date. generation
to generation. my father always said palm trees were everything. mainly live off. dates of the region's most valuable and lucrative exports but that's not the only reason this so important no other agriculture would be possible without the. if not for the shade provided by the tall trees other produce like oranges lemons tomatoes and lettuce would never be able to survive under the scorching sun. they. started to change in the ninety's. used to be better more beautiful and there was more water i mean that there's much less water here now compared to earlier times. this complex irrigation system uses millions of liters of water every day fifteen different wells supply water to mammas plants connecting them is a challenge but his ancestors came up with
a solution of the thirteenth century survival has been a continuing battle for many hundreds of years. it's been estimated that there are more than one hundred varieties of date engineers here alone many believe that these fruits of the palm contain everything you need for life and people could survive for some time on nothing but dates. the perfect food for an emetic lifestyle that lights nutritious and can withstand the harsh desert sun. can do is people have lunch at noon after prayers today they'll have only a quick snack there's no time to waste because the festival is about to begin. racing camels a special diet including wild millet grass and even olive oil on the morning before the race the camels will be treated to a little water an apple and an orange orange is
a thought to be particularly good for camels although strangely the animals don't seem to like them. speaking out on wanted fruit. despite being an important day the desert has yet another challenge in store by lunchtime a strong western wind up here. can be extremely powerful sometimes reaching speeds of one hundred kilometers per hour a sandstorm can appear from nowhere in a matter of minutes strong enough to knock you over the wind blows sand into your lungs and it's almost impossible to see anything at all. many years of experience has produced nothing more suited to desert life than
a turban. national costume is still respected in this area where people may settle their camel and ventured deep into the desert for several days with nothing more than a tent water. perhaps their. called by their ancestors or it's the lure of the desert and. maybe it's just a passion for the new magic to life. just like centuries ago they shelter from the wind behind their camels and just like their ancestors treat these graceful animals with respect. despite being known as camel day horses and dogs also play camels will always be the main attraction. for almost fifty years there are visitors and participants from far and wide algeria libya oman saudi arabia the winner of the forty two marathon will receive
a cash prize but money's not the real motive here winning races especially the marathon is a matter of honor and prestige was last year's winner. and therefore i don't know my god. i'm in my heart. then the book. i don't know. everyone's ready for festivities to begin but there's a delay the country's president is expected at the festival he's traveling from the capital to be here in his original home town. at last the head of state arrives at the festival can get underway. this.
week. with. the horse. hunting contests and camel fire. just some of the spectacles to be found at this festival. ah. fighting is only possible in winter during the summer mating season male camels become particularly aggressive they'll fight for the females and without human intervention to pull them apart it might not end until one of the beast just keep racing. it was today's main event his one thousand eight hundred metre sprint has. urged their camels to gallop as fast as they can if you want. it was the maximum
speed of these animals is forty five kilometers per hour. the first camel crosses the finish line in a few minutes the second and then the third is not among the witness something's gone wrong. but i. like them because they haven't always things always has gone. on to afford to work and they come in and get my comment of the. most kemel also seems a little upset. on the comment was you know. what you can do everything else. tomorrow sees the festival highlight the desert marathon the race in which was last
year's winner. that is going to. know about the. rhythm of the. marathon day nothing else is happening at the festival everyone is focused on this key race. there were forty six runs last year now there are twenty eight but competition will still be intense many of the right as a former champions who know the taste of victory. image has never
won the marathon but his camel is ready for action. are examined by events the marathon is a serious test of both the camel stamina and its ability to deliver a finals. week. it's not uncommon for a camel to be so tired by the end of the long distance race that the rider has to dismount and lead the beast of burden by hand to. meet. with tired these noble ships of the desert will often disobey their riders. when the race begins they conserve energy they still have three hours of desert ahead of them. didn't win this year but in the sahara people acquire
a philosophical approach to life civic treason defeats. when the festival ends omar will take his camel into the desert for several days. deep in the sahara the modern world seems less significant and the problems of the city futile. life takes on a. very different meaning for those who live in the desert. so. if you see greece if you see friends then they have such different problems impulse abilities of economy of an economical possibilities the smaller you have to entities easier and perhaps in
sylar song. titles our legal rights. to the. pain of the young girls cam all for of a future hunter. between two and three hundred million guns united states so you can act like they're not here and keep kids away from them. the pass' out is a larger you know i mean this teaches them a lot of for us both ability to simply come to pay through the eyes of children if we can do it for our children love for our future what paul tools of the country will say for.
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