Stunning photos of Saudi capital Riyadh

Selection of images shows pace of development in Saudi Arabian capital
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Traffic passes the Kingdom Tower, left, on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said. (Bloomberg)
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The King Abdullah financial district is seen illuminated at night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said. (Bloomberg)
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Cranes stand beside new high rise buildings under construction in the King Abdullah financial district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said. (Bloomberg)
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Cranes stand beside new high rise buildings under construction in the King Abdullah financial district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said. (Bloomberg)
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Vehicle light trails pass the Kingdom Tower on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said. (Bloomberg)
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Cranes stand beside new high rise buildings under construction in the King Abdullah financial district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said. (Bloomberg)
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Cranes stand beside new high rise buildings under construction in the King Abdullah financial district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said. (Bloomberg)
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The Kingdom Tower stands illuminated at night on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, April 9, 2012. Saudi Arabia's gross domestic product expanded 6.64 percent in the fourth quarter from a year ago, the kingdom's statistics agency said. (Bloomberg)