Janadriyah festival, Saudi Arabia’s show of culture

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A woman attends Janadriyah Cultural Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 8, 2017. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

A woman attends Janadriyah Cultural Festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia February 8, 2017. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

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Saudi men perform a traditional dance during Janadriyah cultural festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 8. A Wikipedia article says the festival is organised by the country’s National Guard, and includes a camel race and musical performances. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

Saudi men perform a traditional dance during Janadriyah cultural festival on the outskirts of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on February 8. A Wikipedia article says the festival is organised by the country’s National Guard, and includes a camel race and musical performances. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

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People gather during Janadriyah festival on the outskirts of Riyadh. The festival, named after the village Janadriyah, showcases the heritage of the Saudi kingdom, says local media. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

People gather during Janadriyah festival on the outskirts of Riyadh. The festival, named after the village Janadriyah, showcases the heritage of the Saudi kingdom, says local media. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

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A man makes handmade ornamental products during the festival, which Saudi Arabia uses as an occasion to promote tourism. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

A man makes handmade ornamental products during the festival, which Saudi Arabia uses as an occasion to promote tourism. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

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Saudi men perform a traditional dance during the festival. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

Saudi men perform a traditional dance during the festival. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

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A man makes handmade ropes during the festival. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

A man makes handmade ropes during the festival. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

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People have a traditional cookie, known as Kleicha. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

People have a traditional cookie, known as Kleicha. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

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A woman takes a selfie at the selfie. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

A woman takes a selfie at the selfie. (Faisal Al Nasser / REUTERS)

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