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Isolated Socotra, 220 miles from mainland Yemen, is home to a panoply of strange plants and animals uniquely adapted to the hot, harsh, windswept island.
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From across the vast and parched Arabian Peninsula, camels converge on Abu Dhabi for an annual beauty contest.
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