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So, the authorities have ramped up the country's annual monthlong Camel Festival, which was relocated last year from the remote desert to the outskirts of the capital.There are food stalls and souvenir shops, a petting zoo featuring the world's tallest and shortest camels, a museum with life-size sand sculptures of camels, tents for tasting camel's milk and a planetarium showing how Arabs rode camels through the desert guided by the stars.Halfway through this year's festival, attendance is up about a third from last year, with about 300,000 people making the 1-1/2-hour trip from Riyadh so far, said Fahd al-Semmari, a Camel Club board member.
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