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Trump Receives Royal Welcome in Saudi Arabia

The pomp and pageantry included a signing ceremony for a military arms deal to Saudi Arabia, and ended with music and dancing at a banquet.

President Donald Trump holds a bouquet of flowers after being welcomed by Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, right, during Trump's arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on May 20, 2017.

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President Trump arrives for his official welcome ceremony at the royal offices, flanked by a herd of horsemen carrying Saudi and American flags. 

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President Trump holds King Salman's hand, left, as Trump is welcomed by the Saudi Royal Court.

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First lady Melania Trump talks with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef during a ceremony to present the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal to President Trump, at the Royal Court Palace.

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King Salman meets with President Trump during a reception ceremony.

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President Trump waits for the beginning of a bilateral meeting with  King Salman. With Trump, from left, are White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn.

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President Trump and King Salman attend a signing ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court. Trump participated in signing ceremonies for several agreements that "further solidify U.S.-Saudi security and economic cooperation," according to aides.

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President Trump looks at the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal -- named after the kingdom's founder and considered its highest honor.

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The room hosting the meeting between President Trump and King Salman at the Saudi Royal Court. 

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White House senior adviser Steve Bannon, chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, senior adviser Jared Kushner attend a signing ceremony between King Salman and President Trump.

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President Trump dances with a sword. The day of diplomacy concluded with a festive banquet at Murabba Palace.

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Images of President Trump and King Salman are projected on the front of the Ritz-Carlton hotel, where Trump is staying in Riyadh.

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Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive for a banquet dinner at the Murabba Palace in Riyadh on May 20.

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Ivanka Trump and her husband, White House senior advisor Jared Kushner, look on as President Donald Trump arrives at a welcome ceremony at Al Murabba Palace in Riyadh on May 20.

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Trump and first lady Melania are offered treats by Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud at the Murabba PalaceAl Murabba Palace in Riyadh on May 20.

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President Donald Trump jokes with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a meeting on in Riyadh on May 21.

The Sunday meeting underscored the leaders' kinship, with Trump saluting his counterpart on the April release of Egyptian-American charity worker Aya Hijazi, who had been detained in the country for nearly three years.

El-Sissi invited Trump to visit him in Egypt, adding, "You are a unique personality that is capable of doing the impossible." As the participants laughed, Trump responded: "I agree."

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Trump attends a meeting with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Riyadh on May 21.

On the second day of his first trip abroad, Trump sought to demonstrate that he'd made progress with an agreement with Gulf Arab states on countering terrorist funding.

Under the memorandum of understanding with the Gulf Cooperation Council announced in Saudi Arabia, participants are pledging to prosecute the financing of terrorism, including individuals. 

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Trump shakes hands with Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during the meeting with leaders at the Gulf Cooperation Council Summit on May 21 in Riyadh.

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Kuwait's Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah is handed a note during a bilateral meeting with Trump on May 21 in Riyadh.

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First lady Melania Trump speaks with employees during a visit to a General Electric all-female service center in Riyadh on May 21.

Trump praised the "empowerment of women," and told 200 female employees she tried to find balance between her role of first lady and mother.

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Trump and Saudi King Salman, right, are saluted as they arrive to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh on May 21.

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Trump speaks at the Arabic Islamic American Summit in Riyadh on May 21.

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, Melania Trump, and President Donald Trump open the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh on May 21.

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