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Saudi Arabia: Salman cuts a dash through South-east Asia

Local press have been effusive in their coverage of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz in the early weeks of his month-long tour around Asia, which began in Malaysia in late February and also takes in Indonesia, Brunei, Japan, China and the Maldives. On each step of the journey, the scale of his entourage has prompted astonished headlines, with 1,500 people including 25 princes and ten ministers travelling with the king in a fleet of Boeing 747 and 777 aircraft.

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