GCC leaders meet for Riyadh summit

Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain
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In a handout picture released by the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (L) walks into the meeting hall with his Bahraini counterpart Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa (R) and Emirati Vice President and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, during the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 14, 2012 in Riyadh. Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz shakes hands with arriving delegations during a welcoming ceremony for Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) leaders attending a summit in Riyadh on May 14, 2012. Gulf leaders will discuss a Saudi proposal to develop their six-nation council into a union, likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Defense Minister Salman bin Abdul Aziz welcomes Emirati Vice President and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, upon his arrival in Riyadh to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on May 14, 2012. Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Omani Deputy Prime Minister Fahd Bin Mahmud al-Said (C) is welcomed by an unidentified Saudi official during a welcoming ceremony for leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on May 14, 2012 at an airbase in the capital Riyadh. Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz (R) chats with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah during a welcoming ceremony for leaders from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on May 14, 2012 at an airbase in the capital Riyadh. Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Qatar's Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani (C) arrives in Riyadh to attend the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 14, 2012. Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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The governor of Riyadh, Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz (R), welcomes Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa (C) at the Saudi capital's main airbase ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 14, 2012. Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (R) shakes hands with Saudi officials upon his arrival in Riyadh ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 14, 2012. Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi men in traditional outfits wait for the arrival of Gulf leaders during a welcoming ceremony ahead of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit meeting in Riyadh on May 14, 2012. Gulf leaders will discuss a Saudi proposal to develop their six-nation council into a union, likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa (R) reviews a Saudi honour guard upon his arrival in Riyadh to attend a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on May 14, 2012. Gulf leaders gathered in the desert kingdom to discuss developing their six-nation council into a union, a Saudi proposal likely to start with the kingdom and unrest-hit Bahrain. (AFP/Getty Images)