ROTH BERNARD FROM FRANCE CLIMBS ROCKY TERRAIN OF PETRA IN JORDAN'S
Roth Bernard, a 70-year-old competitor from France climbs the rocky
terrain at the start of Jordan's desert run, in Petra November 5, 2002.
Despite the increasing tension over a possible impending U.S. strike on
Iraq, 230 athletes representing 20 countries from the Middle East,
Europe, Asia and North America participated on Tuesday in the three-day
non-stop 168 km foot race, which started in Petra and concludes in Wadi
Rum. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji