Historical re-enactors pose for a picture in costume and carrying swords at the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif. The 10-day cultural festival, a revival of the ancient Arabian market where merchants gathered and poets sparred, includes horse and camel shows, live performances of historical plays, and displays of fine artwork and handicrafts.


Historical re-enactors walk among the crowd at the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif


A historical re-enactor walks down a footpath at the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif


A girl has her picture taken with a cell phone with a historical re-enactor at the Souk Okaz Festival in the Saudi city of Taif