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              FILE - In this file photo of Friday, July 17, 2009, an Iraqi worker operates valves at the Nahran Omar oil refinery near the city of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghd

    FILE - In this file photo of Friday, July 17, 2009, an Iraqi worker operates valves at the Nahran Omar oil refinery near the city of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghd

    Posted: 10/9/2012 7:43:20 AM EST
    FILE - In this file photo of Friday, July 17, 2009, an Iraqi worker operates valves at the Nahran Omar oil refinery near the city of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The International Energy Agency predicted Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 that Iraq will consolidate its position as a global oil power _ allowing it to rebuild the economy of a nation ravaged by war and decades of Saddam Hussein’s autocratic rule. The leading global energy monitor reported that Iraq’s annual revenues from energy exports could double to an average of $200 billion annually over the next 20 years. That optimistic scenario would make Iraq’s economy the same size as that of Saudi Arabia now by 2035. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
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              FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009 file photo, Iraqi workers are seen at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The Internati

    FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009 file photo, Iraqi workers are seen at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The Internati

    Posted: 10/9/2012 7:43:20 AM EST
    FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2009 file photo, Iraqi workers are seen at the Rumaila oil refinery, near the city of Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The International Energy Agency predicted Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 that Iraq will consolidate its position as a global oil power _ allowing it to rebuild the economy of a nation ravaged by war and decades of Saddam Hussein’s autocratic rule. The leading global energy monitor reported that Iraq’s annual revenues from energy exports could double to an average of $200 billion annually over the next 20 years. That optimistic scenario would make Iraq’s economy the same size as that of Saudi Arabia now by 2035. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani, File)
  •  - File photo shows a Saudi girl donating money to the people of Syria, in Riyadh

    File photo shows a Saudi girl donating money to the people of Syria, in Riyadh

    Posted: 9/12/2012 10:50:52 AM EST
    A Saudi girl (R) donates money to the people of Syria, in Riyadh in this July 24, 2012 file photo. Loath to foster a new generation of militant Islamists, Saudi Arabia is trying to stop its citizens from joining what some of them see as a holy war against the Syrian government. The Saudi public has grown incensed at the bloody images continuously broadcast of Syria's violence alongside reports of government forces massacring civilians, and raised $140 million for Syrian refugees over a two-week period. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed
  •  - Governor of Mecca Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal welcomes Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, wearing haj dress, upon his arrival at Jeddah airport

    Governor of Mecca Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal welcomes Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, wearing haj dress, upon his arrival at Jeddah airport

    Posted: 8/13/2012 6:11:17 PM EST
    Governor of Mecca Saudi Prince Khaled al-Faisal (R) welcomes Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, wearing haj dress, upon his arrival at Jeddah airport August 13, 2012. Leaders of Muslim countries have arrived in Saudi Arabia for the Organisation of Islamic Conference summit. REUTERS/Saudi Press Agency/Handout (
  •  - Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Posted: 8/10/2012 2:14:06 PM EST
    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city, some 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying . Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Posted: 8/10/2012 2:14:06 PM EST
    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying. Hamas has ruled out suggestions that Palestinian gunmen took part in the Sinai massacre and have criticised Cairo for imposing "collective punishment" on the impoverished Mediterranean coastal enclave by sealing the frontier point. Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
  •  - Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Posted: 8/10/2012 1:24:09 PM EST
    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city, some 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying . Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Posted: 8/10/2012 1:24:09 PM EST
    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying. Hamas has ruled out suggestions that Palestinian gunmen took part in the Sinai massacre and have criticised Cairo for imposing "collective punishment" on the impoverished Mediterranean coastal enclave by sealing the frontier point. Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
  •  - Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Posted: 8/10/2012 1:24:09 PM EST
    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city, some 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying . Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Posted: 8/10/2012 1:24:09 PM EST
    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying. Hamas has ruled out suggestions that Palestinian gunmen took part in the Sinai massacre and have criticised Cairo for imposing "collective punishment" on the impoverished Mediterranean coastal enclave by sealing the frontier point. Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
  •  - Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Posted: 8/10/2012 12:44:05 PM EST
    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city, some 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying . Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Posted: 8/10/2012 12:44:05 PM EST
    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying. Hamas has ruled out suggestions that Palestinian gunmen took part in the Sinai massacre and have criticised Cairo for imposing "collective punishment" on the impoverished Mediterranean coastal enclave by sealing the frontier point. Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
  •  - Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city

    Posted: 8/10/2012 10:02:13 AM EST
    Palestinian travellers pass an Egyptian soldier standing guard on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border to cross over to Gaza at Rafah city, some 350 km (217 miles) northeast of Cairo August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying . Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
  •  - Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip

    Posted: 8/10/2012 10:02:13 AM EST
    Egyptian soldiers stand guard at Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip August 10, 2012. Egyptian military forces have captured six "terrorists" in the Sinai region after an attack on a police station earlier this week that killed 16 border guards, state television quoted a military source on Friday as saying. Hamas has ruled out suggestions that Palestinian gunmen took part in the Sinai massacre and have criticised Cairo for imposing "collective punishment" on the impoverished Mediterranean coastal enclave by sealing the frontier point. Egypt opened the Rafah border on Friday to allow the return of pilgrims from Saudi Arabia and those stranded on their way back to Gaza, the state news agency said, citing a high-ranking official, without outlining how long it would stay open. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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              Kamal Bahamdan of Saudi Arabia rides his horse Nobless Des Tess in the equestrian show jumping individual competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (

    Kamal Bahamdan of Saudi Arabia rides his horse Nobless Des Tess in the equestrian show jumping individual competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (

    Posted: 8/8/2012 1:53:29 PM EST
    Kamal Bahamdan of Saudi Arabia rides his horse Nobless Des Tess in the equestrian show jumping individual competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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              Prince Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia rides his horse Davos in the equestrian show jumping individual competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP

    Prince Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia rides his horse Davos in the equestrian show jumping individual competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP

    Posted: 8/8/2012 1:53:29 PM EST
    Prince Abdullah Al Saud of Saudi Arabia rides his horse Davos in the equestrian show jumping individual competition, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
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              The results of a sponsored draft resolution by Saudi Arabia against Syria are shown during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

    The results of a sponsored draft resolution by Saudi Arabia against Syria are shown during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

    Posted: 8/3/2012 1:33:37 PM EST
    The results of a sponsored draft resolution by Saudi Arabia against Syria are shown during a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012. With the U.N. Security Council deadlocked over the Syrian crisis, the General Assembly prepared Friday to denounce Syria for unleashing military action against it's own people, and demand that the Assad regime keep its chemical and biological weapons warehoused and under strict control. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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              FILE - In this , Friday, July 27, 2012 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, parades, along with her team, during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Ol

    FILE - In this , Friday, July 27, 2012 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, parades, along with her team, during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Ol

    Posted: 7/31/2012 7:08:24 AM EST
    FILE - In this , Friday, July 27, 2012 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani, parades, along with her team, during the Opening Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Talks have been underway to allow Shahrkhani, a judo athlete, to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics after the sport's governing federation said she would not be allowed to wear a headscarf. Saudi Arabia, which sent its first two female Olympians to the London Games, had only agreed to let women participate if they adhered to the kingdom's conservative Islamic traditions, including wearing a headscarf. But last Thursday, the International Judo Federation said Shahrkhani, would not be allowed to wear a headscarf because it was against principles of judo and raised safety concerns. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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              In this May 21, 2012 photo, Saudi female soccer players practice at a secret location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs t

    In this May 21, 2012 photo, Saudi female soccer players practice at a secret location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs t

    Posted: 7/5/2012 6:38:24 PM EST
    In this May 21, 2012 photo, Saudi female soccer players practice at a secret location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure and send female athletes to the Summer Games, women athletes in the ultraconservative kingdom are worried about a backlash at home. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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              In a May 21, 2012 photo, Rana Al Khateeb, a 23-year-old member of a Saudi female soccer team practices at a secret location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While Olympic leaders and human righ

    In a May 21, 2012 photo, Rana Al Khateeb, a 23-year-old member of a Saudi female soccer team practices at a secret location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While Olympic leaders and human righ

    Posted: 7/5/2012 6:38:24 PM EST
    In a May 21, 2012 photo, Rana Al Khateeb, a 23-year-old member of a Saudi female soccer team practices at a secret location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. While Olympic leaders and human rights advocates are encouraged by signs that Saudi Arabia may bow to pressure and send female athletes to the Summer Games, women athletes in the ultraconservative kingdom are worried about a backlash at home.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)