Friday Photo: Robot Camel Jockeys

Chris Jackson/Getty Images A camel foams at the mouth as he is whipped by a robot jockey during a race at Nad al-Sheba on December 6, 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is the first season that robotic jockeys have been used to race camels in Dubai. In the past, they used children from ...

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A camel foams at the mouth as he is whipped by a robot jockey during a race at Nad al-Sheba on December 6, 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is the first season that robotic jockeys have been used to race camels in Dubai.
In the past, they used children from India or Pakistan instead, but that practice has become too embarrassing internationally. The new robo-jockeys have shock absorbers, GPS, and remote controls.



Chris Jackson/Getty Images

A camel foams at the mouth as he is whipped by a robot jockey during a race at Nad al-Sheba on December 6, 2006 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This is the first season that robotic jockeys have been used to race camels in Dubai.

In the past, they used children from India or Pakistan instead, but that practice has become too embarrassing internationally. The new robo-jockeys have shock absorbers, GPS, and remote controls.

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