In pictures: Monster Jam makes some noise in Saudi Arabia

Event takes over King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh
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Monster trucks perform during the Monster Jam show at the King Fahad stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Monster Jam, the US-based motorsport competition featuring outrageously modified vehicles, becomes the latest event introduced to the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of efforts to promote entertainment. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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“Monster Jam is just one of a number of upcoming events that the General Entertainment Authority is helping to bring to the Kingdom that cater to all groups in our society and at an affordable price. More exciting announcements will be made in the coming weeks and months.” (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Monster Jam, the US-based motorsport competition featuring outrageously modified vehicles, becomes the latest event introduced to the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as part of efforts to promote entertainment. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A motorcyclist performs a trick during the Monster Jam show at the King Fahad stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The show will feature legendary drivers in four-meter tall, five-ton Monster Jam trucks. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A monster truck performs during the Monster Jam show at the King Fahad stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A monster truck performs during the Monster Jam show at the King Fahad stadium in the Saudi capital Riyadh. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Built for short, high-powered bursts of speed, the vehicles generate 1,500 to 2,000 horsepower and are capable of speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Monster Jam trucks can fly across 130 feet, a distance greater than 14 cars side by side, and up to 35 feet in the air. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)