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Souq Waqif—literally “standing market”—is the traditional shopping location in Doha for garments, spices, candy, animals, and gifts. There are also lots of good restaurants, including a Yemeni place called Bandar Aden. There’s been a market on this location for over a hundred years, but this latest incarnation is quite recent and is quite the contrast to the hyper-modern feel of the West Bay where I’m staying. From

A Bedouin from Oman in his tent near Doha, Qatar. Through chance, we ended up spending a bit of time with him and his family. Photo credit: James Duncan Davidson

The Museum of Islamic Art, designed by I. M. Pei, at night in Doha, Qata. Photo credit: James Duncan Davidson

260 Meters Above Doha: This afternoon, we got access to the sky villas at the top of the Kempinski hotel. These will be used as a common spaces during TEDxSummit for attendees to congregate, socialize and collaborate. They’re also going to be a base for something I’m doing this week on my own. I made this photo while scouting out angles for later this week. [From Duncan Davidson]