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Actors perform during the opening ceremony of the pan-Arab Games in the Qatari capital Doha on Friday Dec 9, 2011 . More than 5,000 Arab athletes are participating in the Arab games from Dec 9 to 24. (AP Photo/Osama Faisal)

Opening ceremonies at the Pan-Arab Games

The Pan-Arab Games opened Friday Dec. 9 in the Qatari capital Doha.