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Obama's Visit to Saudi Arabia Shows Off King's Desert Retreat

Written by Amira Al Hussaini On 28 March 2014 @ 21:55 pm | 2 Comments

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Although they did not discuss human rights, President Obama met with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia today during his visit to absolute monarchy. The visit gave Saudis a glimpse into the King's desert retreat after an American journalist tweeted photographs from Rawdat Khuraim.

On Twitter, reactions poured in throughout brief meeting.

Satirist Karl Sharro quips:

Saudi activist Tamador Alyami asks [ar]:

Question: Why are American women journalists allowed at Rawdat Khuraim (the king's desert retreat) while Saudi women journalists are banned?

And there was a challenge for Obama:

Journalist Kim Ghattas picks up the thread and asks:

In other news, Bayan notes:

And Carrie Budoff Brown tweeted away scenes Saudis were shielded from such as these:

A surprised Brown comments:

And Otaibi explains why:


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[1] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/cbudoffbrown/statuses/449635326580260864

[2] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/KarlreMarks/statuses/449576853339009024

[3] #زيارة_أوباما_للسعودية: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D8%B2%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1%D8%A9_%D8%A3%D9%88%D8%A8%D8%A7%D9%85%D8%A7_%D9%84%D9%84%D8%B3%D8%B9%D9%88%D8%AF%D9%8A%D8%A9&src=hash

[4] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/TamadorAlyami/statuses/449629976221192192

[5] @BarackObama: https://twitter.com/BarackObama

[6] #SaudiArabia: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaudiArabia&src=hash

[7] http://t.co/ydeNDyqQKV: http://t.co/ydeNDyqQKV

[8] pic.twitter.com/PaR0Pli4b2: http://t.co/PaR0Pli4b2

[9] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/AmnestyUK/statuses/449606886070173696

[10] @amnesty: https://twitter.com/amnesty

[11] http://t.co/60AIHo9gUo: http://t.co/60AIHo9gUo

[12] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/BBCKimGhattas/statuses/449568785759207424

[13] @cbudoffbrown: https://twitter.com/cbudoffbrown

[14] #Saudi: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Saudi&src=hash

[15] #SaudisLoveTwitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SaudisLoveTwitter&src=hash

[16] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/BintBattuta87/statuses/449654300114178048

[17] pic.twitter.com/FszCg7e4s5: http://t.co/FszCg7e4s5

[18] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/cbudoffbrown/statuses/449567830875570176

[19] pic.twitter.com/BkYl62okoD: http://t.co/BkYl62okoD

[20] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/cbudoffbrown/statuses/449567914035654656

[21] pic.twitter.com/1uUcd6QyYZ: http://t.co/1uUcd6QyYZ

[22] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/cbudoffbrown/statuses/449572714555383808

[23] pic.twitter.com/8dnZeGtXr5: http://t.co/8dnZeGtXr5

[24] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/cbudoffbrown/statuses/449568034198671360

[25] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/cbudoffbrown/statuses/449614939087323136

[26] March 28, 2014: https://twitter.com/A_A_2001/statuses/449627147989450752

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