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Friday, December 08, 2006

Doha Asian Games - cycling on the Corniche

Yesterday we had another day of rain in Qatar. Being a desert country, Qatar's roads and drains are not set up for flooding, and - on the backroads, which have avoided the pre-Asian Games facelift and where potholes are still common - driving was distinctly hazardous.

Rain was followed by a day of English grayness, but that didn't put off Qatar residents. Many flocked to the stadiums to watch the Games, while other took their plastic chairs down to the Corniche, where the roads had been blocked off for the cycling and running events.

Two cyclists battle it out on Doha's CornicheOne poor chap has to walk back A dhow passes by, with national flags fluttering proudly
Helcopters buzzed overhead, filming the cyclists
A runner passes by, with the Sheraton hotel in the background

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