In pictures: International Squash tournament kicks off in Dubai

Dubai Opera host the first live televised sporting event PSA Dubai World Series Finals, with the venue more accustomed to hosting plays, musicals, orchestras, and the odd banquet.
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Raneem El Welily of Egypt (L) competes against Nouran Gohar of Egypt during the first day of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Nicol Davis of Malaysia competes against Laura Massaro of England during day one of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images for Falcon)
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Gregory Gaultier of France competes against Ali Farag of Egypt during day one of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images for Falcon)
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Mohamed El Shorbagy of Egypty competes against James Willstrop of England during day one of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images for Falcon)
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Nicol David of Malaysia competes against Laura Massaro of England during day one of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images for Falcon)
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Camille Serme of France competes against Alison Waters of England during day one of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images for Falcon)
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Karim Abdel Gawad of Egypt competes against Simon Rösner of Germany during day one of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images for Falcon)
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Marwan ElShorbagy of Egypt competes against Nick Matthew of England during day one of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images for Falcon)
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Camille Serme of France prepares to serve against Alison Waters of England during day one of the PSA Dubai World Series Finals 2017 at Dubai Opera on June 6, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images for Falcon)