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In Pictures: Saudi Arabia ambitious attempt to move economy beyond oil

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a long-term reform programme, dubbed 'Vision 2030', marking the beginning of a hugely ambitious attempt to move Saudi Arabia beyond oil, the backbone of its economy for decades.

In Pictures: Saudi Arabia ambitious attempt to move economy beyond oil
A picture taken on April 26, 2016 shows vehicles driving past a construction site of a section of the Saudi capital Riyadh's $22.5 billion metro system. The system, which will have six lines covering 176 kilometres (109 miles), supported by a bus network of 1,150 kilometres, is due to be completed by the end of 2018. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a long-term reform programme, dubbed 'Vision 2030', marking the beginning of a hugely ambitious attempt to move Saudi Arabia beyond oil, the backbone of its economy for decades. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: Saudi Arabia ambitious attempt to move economy beyond oil
A picture taken on April 26, 2016 shows a cable bridge that was newly built in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a long-term reform programme, dubbed 'Vision 2030', marking the beginning of a hugely ambitious attempt to move Saudi Arabia beyond oil, the backbone of its economy for decades. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: Saudi Arabia ambitious attempt to move economy beyond oil
A picture taken on April 26, 2016 shows workers at a construction site of a section of the Saudi capital Riyadh's $22.5 billion metro system. The system, which will have six lines covering 176 kilometres (109 miles), supported by a bus network of 1,150 kilometres, is due to be completed by the end of 2018. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a long-term reform programme, dubbed 'Vision 2030', marking the beginning of a hugely ambitious attempt to move Saudi Arabia beyond oil, the backbone of its economy for decades. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: Saudi Arabia ambitious attempt to move economy beyond oil
A picture taken on April 26, 2016 shows workers at a construction site of a new street in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a long-term reform programme, dubbed 'Vision 2030', marking the beginning of a hugely ambitious attempt to move Saudi Arabia beyond oil, the backbone of its economy for decades. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: Saudi Arabia ambitious attempt to move economy beyond oil
A picture taken on April 26, 2016 shows workers at a construction site of a section of the Saudi capital Riyadh's $22.5 billion metro system. The system, which will have six lines covering 176 kilometres (109 miles), supported by a bus network of 1,150 kilometres, is due to be completed by the end of 2018. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a long-term reform programme, dubbed 'Vision 2030', marking the beginning of a hugely ambitious attempt to move Saudi Arabia beyond oil, the backbone of its economy for decades. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
In Pictures: Saudi Arabia ambitious attempt to move economy beyond oil
A picture taken on April 26, 2016 shows a new tower under construction in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced a long-term reform programme, dubbed 'Vision 2030', marking the beginning of a hugely ambitious attempt to move Saudi Arabia beyond oil, the backbone of its economy for decades. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)