David Cameron visits Oman

British Prime Minister visits gulf state on day defence giant BAE unveils $2.5bn combat jet deal
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Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said (R on carpet) speaks to Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron after his arrival in Muscat, Oman December 21, 2012. British defence giant BAE Systems unveiled on December 21, 2012 a £2.5-billion ($4.1-billion, 3.1-billion-euro) deal to sell 12 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets and eight Hawk trainer planes to Oman. The deal, which will help sustain thousands of jobs in Britain, is the first major order since BAE Systems failed to merge with European aerospace giant EADS earlier this year, but failed to boost shares in the British company. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said (2-R) greets Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron after his arrival in Muscat, Oman December 21, 2012. British defence giant BAE Systems unveiled on December 21, 2012 a £2.5-billion ($4.1-billion, 3.1-billion-euro) deal to sell 12 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets and eight Hawk trainer planes to Oman. The deal, which will help sustain thousands of jobs in Britain, is the first major order since BAE Systems failed to merge with European aerospace giant EADS earlier this year, but failed to boost shares in the British company. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud al-Said (R) greets Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron after his arrival in Muscat, Oman December 21, 2012. British defence giant BAE Systems unveiled on December 21, 2012 a £2.5-billion ($4.1-billion, 3.1-billion-euro) deal to sell 12 Eurofighter Typhoon combat jets and eight Hawk trainer planes to Oman. The deal, which will help sustain thousands of jobs in Britain, is the first major order since BAE Systems failed to merge with European aerospace giant EADS earlier this year, but failed to boost shares in the British company. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Omani Deputy Premier Fahd bin Mahmud al-Said (R) meets with British Prime Minister David Cameron in Muscat on December 21, 2012. Cameron was on a brief visit to Oman as Britain's defence giant BAE Systems announced a £2.5-billion ($4.1-billion) deal to supply fighter planes and trainer jets to the Gulf sultanate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Oman's minister in charge of foreign affairs, Youssef bin Alawi bin Abdullahs (L) welcomes British Prime Minister David Cameron upon his arrival in Muscat on December 21, 2012. Cameron was on a brief visit to Oman as Britain's defence giant BAE Systems announced a £2.5-billion ($4.1-billion) deal to supply fighter planes and trainer jets to the Gulf sultanate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron (2nd-R) boards a Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet upon his arrival in Muscat on December 21, 2012. Cameron was on a brief visit to Oman as Britain's defence giant BAE Systems announced a £2.5-billion ($4.1-billion) deal to supply fighter planes and trainer jets to the Gulf sultanate. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to an airman in the cockpit of a Typhoon fighter jet during a visit on December 21, 2012 in Muscat, Oman. Cameron's visit comes as Aerospace and defence company BAE systems agree a 2.5 billion GBP deal with Oman for 12 Typhoon fighter jets and eight Hawk aircrafts and comes hot on the heels of his Christmas visit to British troops in Afghanistan. (Getty Images)