In pictures: UAE royals, French President Macron inaugurate Louvre Abu Dhabi

On his first official visit to the Middle East, Macron and his wife Brigitte were greeted at the museum by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed and Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashed al-Maktoum.
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(From L to R) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum pose at the entrance of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 8, 2017 during its inauguration on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is opening its doors bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time.
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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (L) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron (C-L) as Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2nd R) greets the president's wife, Brigitte Macron, at the entrance of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 8, 2017 during its inauguration on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is opening its doors bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time.
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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (L) greets French President Emmanuel Macron (C) and his wife Brigitte Macron at the entrance of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 8, 2017 during its inauguration on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital. More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is opening its doors bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time.
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French President Emmanuel Macron (C-R) and his wife Brigitte Macron (C-L) chat with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (R) and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 8, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.
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(From L-R) Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Moroccan King Mohammed VI, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte, Bahrain's King Hamed bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pose for a photo as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration on November 8, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.
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(From R-L) French Minister of Culture Françoise Nyssen, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, French President Emmanuel Macron, President-Director of the Louvre Museum, Jean-Luc Martinez, Director General of Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority, Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak and Brigitte Macron, look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration on November 8, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.
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French President Emmanuel Macron (2nd L) and his wife Brigitte Macron (R) look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 8, 2017 during its inauguration on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.
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(Front L-R) Moroccan King Mohammed VI, French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte and Director General of Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority, Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum during its inauguration on November 8, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.
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French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and French architect Jean Nouvel attend the inauguration of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 8, 2017 on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.
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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (2L), Chairman of Abu Dhabi's Tourism and Culture Authority, Mohamad Khalifa al-Mubarak (R), French former minister of culture and former minister of education, Jack Lang (2L) and his wife Monique look at a piece of art as they visit the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on November 8, 2017 during its inauguration on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.