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Minor quibble - camel wrestling image

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Homebaked
1065208.  Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:28 pm Reply with quote

I realise this is a minor pedantic quibble but having just watched this episode on BBC iPlayer I couldn't help thinking that the image used for camel wrestling isn't from Turkey.
On closer inspection and with the help of a bit of Googling, I'm guessing that the photo is from Pakistan. Note the audience and men around the camels are dressed in white with turbans, and the distinctive type of camel blankets. This Flikr photo is a similar image to the one used in the episode, clearly identifying the sport to be taking place in Pakistan.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualnewspk/5485613607/in/photostream/

Images of camel wrestling in Turkey show the camels to be quite distinctly dressed & there are no turban-wearing audience members to be seen.
http://www.fethiyedays.com/camel-wrestling/

It seems a little careless to use one country's image for the other, as if they are interchangeable.

 
Jenny
1065518.  Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:16 am Reply with quote

Thank you Homebaked - we love a good quibble around here, especially one that gives reasons and sources :-)

 
Janet H
1065830.  Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:37 pm Reply with quote

And thank you for the image of camels wrestling, and me wondering how they were trained to grip each other..........

 
Homebaked
1065992.  Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:36 am Reply with quote

Thank you for the welcome, Jenny. My inner pedant can rest easy now that I've got that out of my system.

Janet, I'm just thankful they don't wear lycra.

 

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