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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