PICTURE OF THE DAY

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Omani jockeys show off their skills performing tricks during the annual Royal Horse Racing Festival in Muscat on January 1, 2009. The Arab peninsular is famous for the horses breed by Bedouin Arabs.
Over the centuries and through selective breeding the Bedouins developed an Arab horse which was tough and yet beautiful and which today form part of the breeding pedigree of European race horses.

(Photo by Mohammed Mahjoub/AFP/Getty Images)