In pictures: World Future Energy Summit 2017 kicks off in Abu Dhabi

Already the world’s most influential event dedicated to advancing the use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean technology, to mark this milestone, exciting changes are being made to the exhibition and conference that will make it the most interactive and inspirational to date.
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UAE Minister of State and Director-General of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Sultan Ahmed al-Jaber speaks during the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit on January 16, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi. (NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan speaks during the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit on January 16, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi. (NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Minister of Energy, Industrial and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih, talks to an AFP journalist during the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit on January 16, 2017 in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. (NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L), Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis (3-L), Montenegro's President Filip Vujanovic (4-L), Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal (2-R) and Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes pose on stage during the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit on January 16, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi. (NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev gives a speech during the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit on January 16, 2017 in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. (NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty Images)
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(L-R) Montenegro's President Filip Vujanovic, Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Paraguay's President Horacio Cartes arrive for the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit on January 16, 2017 in the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi. (NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev gives a speech during the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit on January 16, 2017 in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. (NEZAR BALOUT/AFP/Getty Images)