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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah with world dignitaries

( Updated: 2015-01-23 10:59
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah with world dignitaries

President Barack Obama shakes hands after receiving a gift of a gold necklace from Saudi King Abdullah at the start of their bilateral meeting at the King's Farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, June 3, 2009. [Photo/IC]

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died early on January 23, 2015, and his brother Salman became the king, the royal court said in a statement carried by state television.

King Salman has named his half-brother Muqrin as his crown prince and heir. Let's recall the moment the King of the world's top oil exporter and birthplace of Islam met with world's dignitaries.

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