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In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France

While the three-week visit of King Salman of Saudi Arabia with an entourage of nearly 1,000 was a boon for the local economy in Vallauris, southeastern France, the closure of a public beach for the privacy and security of the royal party -- along with illegal construction work -- sparked anger.

In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France
A document announcing the closure of a public beach near the villa of the Saudi king hangs at the entrance of the beach in Vallauris Golfe-Juan, southeastern France, on July 26, 2015. King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in France for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents. While the king's three-week visit with an entourage of nearly 1,000 is a boon for the local economy, the closure of a public beach for the privacy and security of the royal party -- along with illegal construction work -- has sparked anger. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France
A picture shows the villa of the Saudi king in Vallauris Golfe-Juan, southeastern France, on July 26, 2015. King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in France for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents. While the king's three-week visit with an entourage of nearly 1,000 is a boon for the local economy, the closure of a public beach for the privacy and security of the royal party -- along with illegal construction work -- has sparked anger. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France
A picture shows a partial view of the villa (L) of the Saudi king and a newly built elevator (red) to be used by the king and his guests to access the nearby public beach that will be closed to locals during their stay in Vallauris Golfe-Juan, southeastern France, on July 26, 2015. King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in France for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents. While the king's three-week visit with an entourage of nearly 1,000 is a boon for the local economy, the closure of a public beach for the privacy and security of the royal party -- along with illegal construction work -- has sparked anger. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France
French police officers stand guard as a car arrives at the villa of the Saudi king in Vallauris Golfe-Juan, southeastern France, on July 26, 2015. King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in France for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents. While the king's three-week visit with an entourage of nearly 1,000 is a boon for the local economy, the closure of a public beach for the privacy and security of the royal party -- along with illegal construction work -- has sparked anger. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France
Workers disassemble an elevator on the public beach near the Saudi King's villa in the Golfe-Juan seaside resort in Vallauris, southeastern France, on August 3, 2015. King Salman of Saudi Arabia unexpectedly left the French Riviera on August 2, local officials said, adding that a beach that had been controversially closed for the royal's holiday would now reopen to the public. Eight days after arriving in southern France for what was billed as a three-week luxury vacation, the monarch boarded a flight from Nice airport to the Moroccan city of Tangiers, Alpes-Maritimes region official Philippe Castanet told AFP. According to the local prefecture at least half of the king's 1000-strong delegation was also leaving. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France
People stand as workers disassemble an elevator on the public beach near the Saudi King's villa in the Golfe-Juan seaside resort in Vallauris, south-eastern France, on August 3, 2015. King Salman of Saudi Arabia unexpectedly left the French Riviera on August 2, local officials said, adding that a beach that had been controversially closed for the royal's holiday would now reopen to the public. Eight days after arriving in southern France for what was billed as a three-week luxury vacation, the monarch boarded a flight from Nice airport to the Moroccan city of Tangiers, Alpes-Maritimes region official Philippe Castanet told AFP. According to the local prefecture at least half of the king's 1000-strong delegation was also leaving. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France
A security guard walks as workers disassembles an elevator on the public beach near the Saudi King's villa in the Golfe-Juan seaside resort in Vallauris, southeastern France, on August 3, 2015. King Salman of Saudi Arabia unexpectedly left the French Riviera on August 2, local officials said, adding that a beach that had been controversially closed for the royal's holiday would now reopen to the public. Eight days after arriving in southern France for what was billed as a three-week luxury vacation, the monarch boarded a flight from Nice airport to the Moroccan city of Tangiers, Alpes-Maritimes region official Philippe Castanet told AFP. According to the local prefecture at least half of the king's 1000-strong delegation was also leaving. (AFP/Getty Images)
In pics: Saudi king’s vacation in France
People arrive as workers disassemble an elevator on the public beach near the Saudi King's villa in the Golfe-Juan seaside resort in Vallauris, southeastern France, on August 3, 2015. King Salman of Saudi Arabia unexpectedly left the French Riviera on August 2, local officials said, adding that a beach that had been controversially closed for the royal's holiday would now reopen to the public. Eight days after arriving in southern France for what was billed as a three-week luxury vacation, the monarch boarded a flight from Nice airport to the Moroccan city of Tangiers, Alpes-Maritimes region official Philippe Castanet told AFP. According to the local prefecture at least half of the king's 1000-strong delegation was also leaving. (AFP/Getty Images)