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Vibrant Qatar Shrugs Off Arab Boycott - In Photos

World | Associated Press | June 23, 2019, 8:17 am
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 To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbors declared a boycott of the tiny country. (Image: AP)

To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbors declared a boycott of the tiny country. (Image: AP)

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 Construction teams work around the clock to complete eight stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup. (Image: AP)

Construction teams work around the clock to complete eight stadiums ahead of the 2022 World Cup. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors still flock to the city's architectural gems, many designed by top world builders, and the city's futuristic skyline shimmers over the Persian Gulf, projecting an image of wealth and stability in a region where tensions have soared in recent weeks. (Image: AP)

Visitors still flock to the city's architectural gems, many designed by top world builders, and the city's futuristic skyline shimmers over the Persian Gulf, projecting an image of wealth and stability in a region where tensions have soared in recent weeks. (Image: AP)

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 Doha's modern shopping malls still do brisk business, and on a recent hot spring day, families packed the Sealine beach south of the city. (Image: AP)

Doha's modern shopping malls still do brisk business, and on a recent hot spring day, families packed the Sealine beach south of the city. (Image: AP)

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 Earlier this month, Qatar inaugurated Al Janoub Stadium, the first to be built from scratch ahead of the global soccer tournament. (Image: AP)

Earlier this month, Qatar inaugurated Al Janoub Stadium, the first to be built from scratch ahead of the global soccer tournament. (Image: AP)

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 The firm founded by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid designed the 40,000-seat stadium to resemble the traditional dhow fishing boats, some of which still ply the coast beneath the modern skyline. (Image: AP)

The firm founded by the late British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid designed the 40,000-seat stadium to resemble the traditional dhow fishing boats, some of which still ply the coast beneath the modern skyline. (Image: AP)

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 The stadium has a retractable roof and a cooling system that allows it to host matches year-round, even during the country's sweltering summers. (Image: AP)

The stadium has a retractable roof and a cooling system that allows it to host matches year-round, even during the country's sweltering summers. (Image: AP)

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 The World Cup was moved from its usual June/July dates to Nov. 21 through Dec. 18 because of the heat, and was shortened to 28 days because of the interruption it causes to the European club season. (Image: AP)

The World Cup was moved from its usual June/July dates to Nov. 21 through Dec. 18 because of the heat, and was shortened to 28 days because of the interruption it causes to the European club season. (Image: AP)

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 Gas-rich Qatar, a peninsular nation just 50 kilometers (30 miles) wide with a population of 2.7 million, will be the first Arab nation to host the World Cup, and its selection has not been without controversy. (Image: AP)

Gas-rich Qatar, a peninsular nation just 50 kilometers (30 miles) wide with a population of 2.7 million, will be the first Arab nation to host the World Cup, and its selection has not been without controversy. (Image: AP)

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 Rights groups have long criticized labor practices in Qatar and other Gulf nations, which rely heavily on migrant workers, mainly from South Asia. (Image: AP)

Rights groups have long criticized labor practices in Qatar and other Gulf nations, which rely heavily on migrant workers, mainly from South Asia. (Image: AP)

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 Qatar has recently enacted some reforms, but activists still want all aspects of the 'kafala' system lifted, including the requirements for exit visas for all workers.(Image: AP)

Qatar has recently enacted some reforms, but activists still want all aspects of the 'kafala' system lifted, including the requirements for exit visas for all workers.(Image: AP)

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 A worker washes the central area as cows are milked on a circular platform which can accommodate 100 bovines per rotation at the Baladna Farm, Qatar's biggest dairy and meat producer, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) north of Doha, Qatar. (Image: AP)

A worker washes the central area as cows are milked on a circular platform which can accommodate 100 bovines per rotation at the Baladna Farm, Qatar's biggest dairy and meat producer, about 15 kilometers (9 miles) north of Doha, Qatar. (Image: AP)

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 Two brothers prepare to ride rental dune buggies at a camp by Sealine Beach Road, about 40 (kilometers) 25 miles, south of Doha, Qatar. (Image: AP)

Two brothers prepare to ride rental dune buggies at a camp by Sealine Beach Road, about 40 (kilometers) 25 miles, south of Doha, Qatar. (Image: AP)

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 Two people take in the sea breeze at the Corniche waterfront promenade in Doha, Qatar, with a night view of skyline. (Image: AP)

Two people take in the sea breeze at the Corniche waterfront promenade in Doha, Qatar, with a night view of skyline. (Image: AP)

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 Students play in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha, Qatar, during sunset. Designed by Mangera Yvars Architects, the building's shape is conceptually based on the historical 'kulliyya' learning center. (Image: AP)

Students play in the Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies in Doha, Qatar, during sunset. Designed by Mangera Yvars Architects, the building's shape is conceptually based on the historical 'kulliyya' learning center. (Image: AP)

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 Egyptian Tanoura dancer, Mustafa Borsho, performs at a restaurant located in Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar. (Image: AP)

Egyptian Tanoura dancer, Mustafa Borsho, performs at a restaurant located in Souq Waqif in Doha, Qatar. (Image: AP)

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 Mohammed, an Iranian-born tram operator born and raised in Qatar, drives during a trial session at the Msheireb Downtown Doha district in Qatar. To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbors declared a boycott of the tiny country. (Image: AP)

Mohammed, an Iranian-born tram operator born and raised in Qatar, drives during a trial session at the Msheireb Downtown Doha district in Qatar. To all appearances, life in the Qatar capital of Doha still glimmers, nearly two years after its Arab neighbors declared a boycott of the tiny country. (Image: AP)

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 Al Janoub Stadium, formerly known as Al Wakrah Stadium, is seen about 15 kilometers (10 miles) south of Doha, Qatar. The 40,000-seat stadium was been designed by Zaha Hadid, inspired by the hulls of the traditional dhow pearl fishing boats. It is among the eight stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has a retractable roof and a cooling system which allows it to be used throughout the year. (Image: AP)

Al Janoub Stadium, formerly known as Al Wakrah Stadium, is seen about 15 kilometers (10 miles) south of Doha, Qatar. The 40,000-seat stadium was been designed by Zaha Hadid, inspired by the hulls of the traditional dhow pearl fishing boats. It is among the eight stadiums for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The stadium has a retractable roof and a cooling system which allows it to be used throughout the year. (Image: AP)

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