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Ticket pic of the week: No, Hannibal used elephants

April 9, 2011 |  7:14 am

Swedish Camel trainer Ali Abdullah Hassan

Imagine Ali Abdullah Hassan's surprise when he emigrated from Somalia in 2007 and after working some odd jobs found secure permanent employment training and caring for a pack of camels.

Hassan's new home, of course, is Sweden, near Gyttorp, to be precise. The camels are a family, in fact, mother, father and son. Hassan is training them to carry riders and sings to them in Arabic.

Of course.

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Photo: Bob Strong / Reuters

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