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Saudi youths take to the streets on 81st National Day

Saudi Arabia was founded by Abdul-Aziz bin Saud in 1932 after unification of kingdoms of Hejaz and Nejd

Saudi youths take to the streets on 81st National Day
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia celebrated its 81st (according to the Hijra calendar) anniversary of the founding of the Saudi state in 1932 by King Abdulaziz Al-Saud (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi youths take to the streets on 81st National Day
Saudi children wave national flags during celebrations of the 81st Saudi Arabian National Day in the desert kingdom's capital Riyadh on September 23, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi youths take to the streets on 81st National Day
'Saudi Arabia has grown to become a full contributor to the global community, promoting national goals of diplomacy, tolerance and innovation,' said Saudi Ambassador to the United States Adel bin Ahmed Al Jubeir (AFP/Getty Images - image for illustrative purposes only)
Saudi youths take to the streets on 81st National Day
Saudi children wearing headbands and ribbons with the colour of their national flag look out of their parents' cars during celebrations of the 81st Saudi Arabian National Day (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi youths take to the streets on 81st National Day
'As we look ahead to a bright future, we continue to invest in the citizens of Saudi Arabia who will be the ones to strengthen the place of our nation in the world,' Al Jubeir added (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi youths take to the streets on 81st National Day
This occasion is celebrated throughout the Kingdom and by Saudi Embassies and missions throughout the world (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi youths take to the streets on 81st National Day
Saudi youths flash the V-sign of victory during celebrations (AFP/Getty Images)