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World Falconry Day: Eagle and falcons soar over desert show

Egyptian falconers have met in the desert near Alexandria to celebrate World Falconry Day and highlight an ancient sport.

Yasser al-Khawanky feeds his hunting Golden eagle during a celebration by Egyptian clubs and austringers on World Falconry Day at Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, November 17, 2018

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Yasser al-Khawanky fed his Golden Eagle at the gathering at Borg al-Arab.

A Golden Eagle at Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, November 17, 2018

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Golden Eagles have been kept for hunting for centuries.

Falconers of Egyptian clubs and austringers are seen during sunrise and celebration on World Falconry Day at Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, November 17, 2018

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The birds were lined up at sunrise for the celebration.

A Bedouin boy looks at falcon during a celebration with Egyptian clubs and austringers on World Falconry Day at Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, November 17, 2018

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They soared through the sky to swoop on pigeons and rabbits in front of the spectators.

Yasser al-Khawanky releases his hunting Golden eagle during a celebration by Egyptian clubs and austringers on World Falconry Day at Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, November 17, 2018

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Hunting with birds dates back to the ancient Egyptians.

Ammar, 11, a member of EGY Falconer Club plays with his falcon "Ashqar" during a celebration on World Falconry Day at Borg al-Arab desert in Alexandria, Egypt, November 17, 2018

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Ammar, 11, was there to play with his falcon, called Ashqar.

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World Falconry Day: Eagle and falcons soar over desert show

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