Passion for pigeons persists in Arab world

Omar Gamal, a 28-year-old pigeon keeper, releases his pigeon from a coop on a rooftop in the Egyptian capital's twin city of Giza on February 21, 2021, with the Pyramids in the background. An ancient tradition handed down through the generations, the practice of domesticating pigeons stretches across borders from the banks of the Nile to north Africa and beyond, with people not only training birds for competitions, but also serving them up as a dining delicacy. (/ AFP / Khaled DESOUKI)





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