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A French chef hopes to claim the "world's largest barbecue" title after expending 15 hours, three tons of wood, and 15 litres of cooking oil to spit-roast a 550kg camel.

Christian Falco, 63, from Perpignan, cooked up the cameline feast at a seaside town south of Rabat. He said he was "recreating a centuries-old tradition begun when a Moroccan king offered a roast camel to his people".

Falco is a six-times Guinness world record holder, according to AFP, and his next stunt will be to make an attempt in Costa Rica to grab the "biggest spit-roasted bison" crown. ®

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