arab dhows

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Silhouette with furled sails
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The great sail rises
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Halyard purchase block
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Nahoda and scimitar sail
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Sailors on the rigging
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Praying towards Mecca
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Small figure, large sail
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Beached dhow, Mombasa
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At sea, high in the water
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In a heaving sea
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Wind-filled sail, a calm sea
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Twilight of the Arab dhow
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Great stempost of a large dhow--its sailing days are sadly over
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Dubai creek, or khor, was a modest place in 1973
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Humble buildings marked the Dubai creek in 1973
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A spectacular number of dhows filled the Dubai creek in 1973--as they still do, without sails, more than thirty years later
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Dubai creek, 1973--dhows in vast numbers, many still with sails, were a magnificent sight
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The view out to sea from the Dubai creek in 1973; today wooden craft lack rigging and sails
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