Chris de Bode

, QATAR

Veiled Qatari women watch cyclists passing in the Tour de QatarThe international cycling circus, invited by the ultra-rich oil state of Qatar, pays its first visit to the Middle East. The riders were the subject of bemused glances from locals as they rode through the desert, where a bicycle is a rare site. The Qatari government is attempting to build up its sporting reputation in the lead up to hosting the Asian Games of 2006.

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