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In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia

From the UN’s choice to name an official from Saudi Arabia to head a UN Human Rights Council panel to a stampede at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia killing more than 700 people.

In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
United States Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Adel al-Jubeir, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, at the Palace Hotel on September 26, 2015 in New York. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) meets with Adel Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia, September 26, 2015 at the United Nations in New York. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
An aerial view shows the Clock Tower and the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Makkah, on September 25, 2015. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
An aerial view shows the Grand mosque and the Kaaba in in Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Makkah on September 25, 2015. At least 700 people were killed and hundreds wounded during a stampede at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, in the second tragedy to strike the pilgrims this year. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
A security officer monitors the crowd situation at the command and control operation center in Mina near Saudi Arabia's holy Muslim city of Makkah on September 25, 2015. At least 700 people were killed and hundreds wounded during a stampede at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia, in the second tragedy to strike the pilgrims this year. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
Muslim pilgrims arrive to throw pebbles at pillars during the 'Jamarat' ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina near the holy city of Makkah, on September 24, 2015. Pilgrims pelt pillars symbolizing the devil with pebbles to show their defiance on the third day of the hajj as Muslims worldwide mark the Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command in the holy city of Mecca. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
Muslim pilgrims arrive to throw pebbles at pillars during the 'Jamarat' ritual, the stoning of Satan, in Mina near the holy city of Makkah, on September 24, 2015. Pilgrims pelt pillars symbolizing the devil with pebbles to show their defiance on the third day of the hajj as Muslims worldwide mark the Eid al-Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice, marking the end of the hajj pilgrimage to Makkah and commemorating Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command in the holy city of Mecca. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
Saudi emergency personnel stand near bodies of Hajj pilgrims at the site where at least 717 were killed and hundreds wounded in a stampede in Mina, near the holy city of Makkah, at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia on September 24, 2015. The stampede, the second deadly accident to strike the pilgrims this year, broke out during the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual, the Saudi civil defence service said. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Last week in Saudi Arabia
Saudi emergency personnel stand near bodies of Hajj pilgrims at the site where at least 717 were killed and hundreds wounded in a stampede in Mina, near the holy city of Makkah, at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia on September 24, 2015. The stampede, the second deadly accident to strike the pilgrims this year, broke out during the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual, the Saudi civil defence service said. (AFP/Getty Images)