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Los Angeles Times

Qatar is awarded 2022 FIFA World Cup.

A Qatari man, clad in his traditonal clothes, arrives on top of his horse at Doha's traditional souk to follow FIFA's announcement before the tiny Gulf state was chosen to host the 2022 World Cup on December 2, 2010. Qatar became the first Arab, Middle Eastern or Muslim country to be awarded the right to stage football's World Cup.MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images