- City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
- Dubai 05:29 06:48 12:14 15:11 17:33 18:52
An internet festival in Brazil, billed as one of the biggest in the world has proved an irresistible attraction not only for corporate technology sponsors – but also for military recruiters and politicians.
All were out in force at the third annual week-long Campus Party which closed this weekend after gathering 6,000 web-savvy "nerds" from across Latin America.
Among the areas promoting robotics, debates, computer games, design and programming were officials looking to lure the young participants to their missions.
Next to a camouflage tent bedecked with a US Marine flag, Brazil's air force had set up multi-screen, surround-sound flight simulators that officials insisted were not mere "games".
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