National Geographic : 1949 Feb
© National Geographic Society + No Inspector in Ouargla Checks the Butcher Who Weighs In a Few Flies By tradition, Moslems are not supposed to eat camel flesh, because in Mohammed's day the beast usually had to be saved for war and commerce. In areas where camels have increased beyond the need for them, the surplus animals go to the butcher. Kodachromes by Maynard Owen Williams + Business in Biskra Comes Before Pleasure, but It's a Tight Race These indolent Arabs play an ancient game related to chess and checkers; its moves vary from one part of the hemisphere to another. When a chess player says "Checkmate," he mispronounces the Arabic al-shah mat (the king is dead).