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Thousands turn out for Riyadh International Book Fair

One week literary celebration in Saudi Arabia is believed to be one of the biggest cultural festivals in the Middle East

Thousands turn out for Riyadh International Book Fair
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Culture and Information Abdul Aziz Khoja last night opened the Riyadh International Book Fair at the international exhibition center.
Thousands turn out for Riyadh International Book Fair
More than 950 exhibitors and upwards of 300,000 titles are on display at the exhibition which runs until March 15.
Thousands turn out for Riyadh International Book Fair
Several best-selling books from 31 countries, are on display in the fair this year. The fair will last for one week while the exhibition will be open for public viewing from Wednesday to Friday. Saturday, Monday and Wednesday have been designated for school students
Thousands turn out for Riyadh International Book Fair
The event falls under the aegis of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah, is being organized by the MCI. IBF is the largest yearly cultural event in the Middle East.
Thousands turn out for Riyadh International Book Fair
Saudi visitors attend the Riyadh International Book Fair on March 5, 2013 in the Saudi capital. The Exhibition opened officially today and will continue until March 15. (AFP/Getty Images)\n
Thousands turn out for Riyadh International Book Fair
Saudi visitors attend the Riyadh International Book Fair on March 5, 2013 in the Saudi capital. The Exhibition opened officially today and will continue until March 15. (AFP/Getty Images)