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Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan meets Oman Labour Minister Mahad bin Said bin Ali Ba'Owain in Oman.

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Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi meets new sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said on behalf of President, Prime Minister, Govt. & people of India on the passing away of HM Sultan Qaboos.

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In this photo made available by Oman News Agency, Oman's new Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, right, receives Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces, after his arrival to attend the late Sultan Qaboos official mourning ceremony in Muscat, Oman.

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In this photo made available by Oman News Agency, Oman's new sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, right, receives Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his arrival to attend an official mourning ceremony for the late Sultan Qaboos, in Muscat, Oman.

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This image made from video shows the motorcade carrying the coffin of Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said, in Muscat, Oman. State media says Oman's ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, has died, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. He was 79. The sultan has ruled Oman since overthrowing his father in a bloodless 1970 coup.

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This image made from video shows Oman's new sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, makes his first speech in front of the Royal Family Council in Muscat, Oman.

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In this photo made available by Oman News Agency, Oman's new sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, right, carries the Sultan Qaboos' coffin at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the Mideast's longest-ruling monarch who seized power in a 1970 palace coup and pulled his Arabian sultanate into modernity while carefully balancing diplomatic ties between adversaries Iran and the U.S., has died. He was 79.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, Oman.

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Debris and sea foam litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman.

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Debris and sea foam litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman.

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Debris litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman.

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Debris and sea foam litter a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman. Cyclone Mekunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula early Saturday, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines, officials said.

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An Omani civil defence staff visits a road which has been cut by the flood water after Cyclone Merkunu in Salalah, Oman.

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Debris and sea foam litters a beach after Cyclone Mekunu in Salalah, Oman.

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People wait on a the other side of a road which has been cut by the flood water after Cyclone Merkunu in Salalah, Oman. Cyclone Merkunu blew into the Arabian Peninsula, drenching arid Oman and Yemen with rain, cutting off power lines and leaving at least one person dead and 40 missing, officials said.

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Workers take a rest in a school turned into a shelter in Salalah, Oman.

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A car makes its way through standing water on a road in Salalah, Oman.

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An Oman man walks down the street under the rain in Salalah, Oman.

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A man walks down the stormy beach at a hotel in Salalah, Oman.

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A few workers walk to their camp under the rain in Salalah, Oman.

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A club car passes the trees at a hotel in Salalah, Oman. Cyclone Mekunu will be "extremely severe" when it crashes into the Arabian Peninsula this weekend, meteorologists warned, after earlier thrashing the Yemeni island of Socotra.

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Men walk on a road flooded after heavy rain and strong winds caused damage in Hadibu as Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra.

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Heavy rain and strong winds caused damage in Hadibu as Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra.

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Heavy rain and strong winds caused damage in Hadibu as Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra.

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Heavy rain and strong winds caused damage in Hadibu as Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra. At least 17 people were reported missing. The powerful storm remained on path to strike Oman this weekend.

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This satellite image provided by the U.S. Navy's Joint Typhoon Warning Center shows Cyclone Mekunu over the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea as it heads for the coast of Oman.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inspects a guard of honour before boarding his plane for New Delhi, in Muscat, Oman.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat, Oman.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Deputy Prime Minister of Oman, Sayyid Asa’ad bin Tariq Al Said in Muscat, Oman.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Oman-India Business Meet in Muscat, Oman.

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PM Modi during the Community Event, at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, in Muscat, Oman.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi being received by the Deputy Prime Minister Oman, Fahd bin Mahmood Al Said, on his arrival, in Muscat, Oman.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting with Sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, at Bait Al Baraka, in Muscat, Oman.

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A 2.4-ton inflated habitat used by the AMADEE-18 Mars simulation in the Dhofar desert of southern Oman. The desolate desert in southern Oman resembles Mars so much that more than 200 scientists from 25 nations organized by the Austrian Space Forum are using it for the next four weeks to field-test technology for a manned mission to Mars.

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Two scientists test space suits and a geo-radar for use in a future Mars mission in the Dhofar desert of southern Oman. The desolate desert in southern Oman resembles Mars so much that more than 200 scientists from 25 nations organized by the Austrian Space Forum are using it for the next four weeks to field-test technology for a manned mission to Mars.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar with Bader Bin Saud Bin Harib Al Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defense Affairs of Oman, during their meeting in Muskat.

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Third place went to Camel Ardah, as it called in Oman – one of the traditional styles of camel racing

Photograph: Ahmed Al Toqi

External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj calls on Oman's Deputy Prime Minister Sayyid Fahd bin Mahmoud Al Said during her two day visit to the Gulf nation.

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A lone hiker on Jebel Shams mountain

Guenter Fischer/Imagebroker/Dinodia, From Outlook Traveller June Issue, 2014

A bedouin tent in the middle of the desert

Corbis (From Outlook Traveller June Issue, 2014)

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Arabic coffee

The majestic Nizwa Fort

Corbis (From Outlook Traveller June Issue, 2014)

An intricately-decorated ceiling and chandelier at the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Alamy/Indiapicture (From Outlook Traveller June Issue, 2014)

The opulent lobby at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel

Omani men taking in the air at the Corniche

Corbis (From Outlook Traveller June Issue, 2014)

Taking a plunge into Wadi Bin Khalid

Eric Nathan/AAI/Dinodia, From Outlook Traveller June Issue, 2014

Abaya-clad women window shop at Mutrah Souk in Muscat

Corbis (From Outlook Traveller June Issue, 2014)

Vice Presdient Hamid Ansari shakes hands with his Oman Foriegn Affairs Minister Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister AK Antony receives Minister for Defence Affairs, Sultanate of Oman, Badar Bin Saud Bin Harib for his ceremonial welcome in New Delhi.

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Freed American Shane Bauer, center is welcomed upon his arrival from Iran, in Muscat, Oman. After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home as they bounded down from a private jet and into the arms of family for a joyful reunion in the Gulf state of Oman.

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Protesters in Oman gather before the Majlis al Shura in Seeb, near Muscat, on March 7

AFP (From Outlook, March 21, 2011)

Omanis march to support their leader, Sultan Qaboos, in Muscat, Oman. Following three straight days of anti-government protests in the city of Sohar, thousands of Omanis participated in the pro-government rally. They rallied in central Muscat, in front of the capital's biggest mosque, chanting slogans in support of Oman's long-serving ruler and calling on the anti-government protesters in Sohar to refrain from destroying state and private property.

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Britain's Prince Philuip watches, as Queen Elizabeth II is presented with a golden vase by the Sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, before a State Banquet at the Royal Palace in Muscat, Oman. The Queen and Prince Philip are on a five day State Visit to the Gulf region.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Oman, Md. Yusuf Bin Alawi Bin Abdullah calls on the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi.

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An Omani boy runs after his father as they rush to Friday Prayers at Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman.

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