Abu Dhabi's Next Top Camel

A "Top Model — Camel" contest is part of a camel festival in Abu Dhabi beginning this week. More than 10,000 hump-backed beauties will "work it" for the judges. Camels may score points for poise, but there doesn't seem to be a category for congeniality — given the dromedaries' propensity to spit and bite. A plus for owners: The top camels can carry home the millions in prize money.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

And time now for the Middle East Top Model Camel. The beauty contest is part of a camel festival in Abu Dhabi beginning this week. More than 10,000 hump-back beauties will work it for the judges. Camels may score points for poise, but there doesn't seem to be a category for congeniality, given the dromedaries' propensity to spit and bite. A plus for the owners: The camels can carry home the millions in prize money.

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