In pictures: Dubai airshow

Crowds have flocked to the Dubai Airshow, where a number of records were broken on the first day. Gulf airlines splashed out more than $150bn on new plane deals, with Emirates ordering 150 of Boeing’s new 777 mini jumbo, and 50 Airbus A380s. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19bn.
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Visitors attend the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013, in the United Arab Emirates' capital Dubai. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19 billion at list prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A UAE Air Force plane is displayed during the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013, in Dubai. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19 billion at list prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An F-15 Eagle is displayed during the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013, in the United Arab Emirates' capital Dubai. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19 billion at list prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An AH-64D Apache attack helicopter is displayed during the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013, in the United Arab Emirates' capital Dubai. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19 billion at list prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A Pakistani Air Force officer stands next to a CAC/PAC JF-17 Thunder aircraft during the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013, in Dubai. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19 billion at list prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Various models of Boeing aircrafts are displayed during the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013, in the United Arab Emirates' capital Dubai. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19 billion at list prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (C), is presented with a model of the Emirates new 777X airliner, by Boeing CEO Jim McNerney (L), during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (L) walks past an Emirates Airline's Airbus A380 as he attends the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (C-R), walks with Tom Enders (C-L), chief executive of the European aerospace giant EADs, during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (C), takes a tour of the Emirates A380 airliner, alongside Tom Enders (2nd-R), chief executive of the European aerospace giant EADS, during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A model of the Boeing 777-9X is displayed during the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013, in the United Arab Emirates' capital Dubai. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19 billion (14 billion euros) at list prices. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Various models of Boeing aircrafts are displayed during the Dubai Airshow on November 17, 2013, in the United Arab Emirates' capital Dubai. Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes, including 50 extra-wide-body A350 XWBs, valued at around $19 billion (14 billion euros) at list prices. (AFP/Getty Images)