APTOPIX Mideast Emirates Falconry

December 26, 2012 - 9:33 AM
In this Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 photo, an Emirati falconer calls a falcon's name and swings a pigeon to attract a falcon during a training session on the outskirts of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. While the methods to develop top-quality hunting falcons date back to antiquity, its transition into a modern Middle Eastern passion has brought in microchip tagging and price tags that can run well over $10,000 for a prime bird.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)