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In the market for a camel? Pushkar fair has up to 20,000 animals for sale & trade

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An Indian camel herder leads his herd at the annual camel & livestock fair in Pushkar, India., on Nov. 20.

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An owner ties a string of bells to the foot of his camel to make it more appealing for sale at the camel fair grounds on Nov. 21.

 

The annual five-day camel and livestock fair in Pushkar, India, is one of the world's largest camel fairs and, in addition to the buying and selling of livestock, it has become an important tourist attraction. According to the fair's website, up to 20,000 camels, horses & cattle will be at the event.

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Indian camel herders walk with their herd as they arrive to sell their camels at the fair on Nov. 21.

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Indian camel herders sit next to their herd on Nov. 20.

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Two boys walk past camels at the fair on Nov. 21.

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An Indian camel herder pulls a reluctant camel at the fair on Nov. 20.

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A group of camel traders sit around a fire in the early morning hours at the camel fair grounds on the outskirts of Pushkar on Nov. 21, 2012.

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An Indian man rides a camel as he pursues another during a camel race at the fair on Nov. 21.

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