In pictures: ADIPEC 2016 kicks off in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), brings together a global audience and provides a vital export opportunity for countries looking to do business with the world’s energy giants
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Visitors walk through the exhibitions during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), on November 7, 2016 in the Emirati capital. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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(From L to R) Moderator John Simpson, BBC World Affairs editor broadcaster, author and columnist, UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al Mazrouei, Omani Oil and Gas Minister Mohamed Al Rumhi, and Bahrain's Oil and Gas Affairs Minister Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa sit on a panel during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), on November 7, 2016 in the Emirati capital. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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UAE Energy Minister, Suhail Al Mazrouei, sits on a panel during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), on November 7, 2016 in the Emirati capital. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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State Minister and chief executive officer of the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber speaks during Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibion and Conference (ADIPEC), on November 7, 2016, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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Secretary General of OPEC, Nigerian Mohammed Barkindo speaks during Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibion and Conference (ADIPEC) on November 7, 2016, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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Omani Oil and Gas Minister Mohamed Al Rumhi speaks on a panel during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), on November 7, 2016 in the Emirati capital. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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John Simpson, BBC World Affairs editor broadcaster, author and columnist, moderates a panel during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), on November 7, 2016 in the Emirati capital. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahrain's Oil and Gas Affairs Minister, Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, speaks on a panel during the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC), on November 7, 2016 in the Emirati capital. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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