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Unless you work in Leipzig or Zuffenhausen, it's not every day you get see a parade of identical Porsche cars rolling down the street. But in Qatar, at least for one day a year, particularly on December 18, you do.

In celebration of Qatar National Day, which is a commemoration of Qatar's unification and independence, police officers jumped in their Porsche patrol cars, turned on their flashers and gave big smiles to the assembled crowd.

It should be noted that the Arab state is a major investor in Volkswagen AG and Porsche SE through its Qatar Holdings investment authority.

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