Camel appeal

People look on as a beggar kneels in front of a store to beg for money with a camel, in Shaoxing.

Several beggars like this one employed an eye-catching tactic in the Chinese city of Shaoxing in Zhejiang province yesterday - showing up at stores with a camel in tow. Chinese media reported that they went from door to door in the business district, falling on their knees to ask for money, while banking on the desert animals to tug at heartstrings.


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