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Robot Jockeys for the Camel Races

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Robot Jockeys for the Camel Races

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Robot Jockeys for the Camel Races

Robot Jockeys for the Camel Races

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The Arab state of Qatar will replace child jockeys — formerly used for camel races — with robots. International pressure led to the decision. In addition to dangers, the children — many from India, some as young as four — were said to be ill treated.