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Check out 10 pictures shortlisted for National Geographic Abu Dhabi competition

Check out 10 pictures shortlisted for National Geographic Abu Dhabi competition
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Moments 2020 Top Ten UAE Safia Alzaabi
National Geographic Abu Dhabi and Almarai have revealed the images that have been shortlisted for the 2020 edition of the annual ‘Moments’ competition, one of the largest photography competitions across the Middle East and North Africa. Image Credit: Photo by Safia Al Zaabi (UAE)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten UAE Ahmed Alshehhi
From the 10 pictures, three are from the UAE by Ahmed Al Shehi, Salem Sarhan and Safiaa Al Zaabi; two images from Saudi Arabia are by Hussein Ali and Afrah Saleh Al Harby; an image from Syria by Khalil Ashmawi; an image from Iraq by Ahmed Lazem; an image from Jordan by Ahmed Al Azam; and two from Palestine by Samar Abu Al Ouf. Image Credit: Photo by Ahmed Al Shehhi (UAE)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten UAE Salem Sarhan
Clever use of drones helped photographers get a unique perspective on everyday life. Image Credit: Photo by Salem Sarhan (UAE)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten Syria Khalil Ashawi
The pictures were picked from more than 27,000 entries sent in from countries across the Middle East and North Africa. Image Credit: Photo by Khalil Ashawi (Syria)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten Samar Abu Elouf Palestine
The winner of the competition will receive a photography kit worth $10,000. Image Credit: Photo by Samar Abu Al Ouf (Palestine)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten Palestine Samar Abou Elouf 2
This year, the competition was held under the theme of ‘2020 Moments - A Year Lived Differently’, encouraging people to send in entries that reflected the challenging times we’re living through. Image Credit: Photo by Samar Abu Al Ouf (Palestine)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten KSA Hussain A Buhliqah
Many images reflected the reality of the pandemic and social distancing measures we all have to take. Some highlighted how children have been dealt a harsh blow as they come to terms with new way of living, studying and playing. Image Credit: Photo by Hussain A Buhliqah (Saudi Arabia)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten KSA Afrah
Continuing a trend from previous years, two thirds of the images were captured on mobile phones, while a third were taken with professional cameras. Image Credit: Photo by Afrah (Saudi Arabia)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten Jordan Ahmed
The selections were made by the competition’s judging panel, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and National Geographic photographer Mohammad Muheisen and Hussam R Abdulqader, CMO of Almarai. Image Credit: Photo by Ahmed Al Azam (Jordan)
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Moments 2020 Top Ten Iraq Ahmed Lazem
Since its inception in 2010, the competition has had over 250,000 entries. Image Credit: Photo by Ahmed Lazem (Iraq)