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14 don't miss animal photos from September

By: Catie Leary on Sept. 28, 2012, 6:21 p.m.
Saluki dogs and their owners

Photo: Karim Sahab/AFP/Getty Images

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'Royal Dog of Egypt'

Saluki dogs are showcased during the Arabian Saluki beauty contest on Sept. 7 at the International Hunting and Equestrian exhibition in Abu Dhabi.

As one of the oldest known domesticated breeds of dog, Salukis have been featured in the Bible and even mummified along with pharoahs in Egyptian tombs, earning them the nickname "Royal Dog of Egypt."