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In pictures: Sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance in Oman

Omani leader Sultan Qaboos made his first public appearance in nearly a year on Friday, attending annual National Day celebrations.

In pictures: Sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance in Oman
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said attends a military parade in the capital Muscat, marking the Sultanates 46th National Day, on November 18, 2016. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance in Oman
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said attends a military parade in the capital Muscat, marking the Sultanates 46th National Day, on November 18, 2016. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance in Oman
Omani soldiers march during a military parade in the capital Muscat, marking the Sultanates 46th National Day, on November 18, 2016. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance in Oman
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said attends a military parade in the capital Muscat, marking the Sultanates 46th National Day, on November 18, 2016. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance in Oman
Omani soldiers march during a military parade in the capital Muscat, marking the Sultanates 46th National Day, on November 18, 2016. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Sultan Qaboos makes rare public appearance in Oman
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said attends a military parade in the capital Muscat, marking the Sultanates 46th National Day, on November 18, 2016. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)