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In pictures: The Trumps touch down in Saudi Arabia

Updated May 20, 2017 03:23pm

United States President Donald Trump has landed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on his first trip abroad since taking office. He's the only American president to make Saudi Arabia, or any majority Muslim country, his first stop overseas as president. The scheduling choice is designed in part to show respect to the region after months of his harsh anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (lower left, back to camera) welcomes US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive aboard Air Force One in Riyadh, May 20. ─ Reuters
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (lower left, back to camera) welcomes US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump as they arrive aboard Air Force One in Riyadh, May 20. ─ Reuters

King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony. ─ Reuters
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during a reception ceremony. ─ Reuters

US First Lady Melania Trump (L) shakes hands with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R) upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport. ─ AFP
US First Lady Melania Trump (L) shakes hands with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R) upon arrival at King Khalid International Airport. ─ AFP

Trump and King Salman walk away from Air Force One. ─ AFP
Trump and King Salman walk away from Air Force One. ─ AFP

White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and his wife US first daughter Ivanka Trump being escorted by Saudi officials at the airport. ─ Reuters
White House senior advisor Jared Kushner and his wife US first daughter Ivanka Trump being escorted by Saudi officials at the airport. ─ Reuters

Trump looks at a guard as he accompanies King Salman (unseen) in the terminal. ─ AFP
Trump looks at a guard as he accompanies King Salman (unseen) in the terminal. ─ AFP

US first lady Melania Trump (R) takes her seat next to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. ─ Reuters
US first lady Melania Trump (R) takes her seat next to Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. ─ Reuters

Trump and King Salman exchange pleasantries over coffee. ─ Reuters
Trump and King Salman exchange pleasantries over coffee. ─ Reuters

Melania looks on as the Saudi and US heads of state meet. ─ Reuters
Melania looks on as the Saudi and US heads of state meet. ─ Reuters

President Trump rides in a car with Saudia Arabia's King Salman as they leave King Khalid International Airport. ─ AFP
President Trump rides in a car with Saudia Arabia's King Salman as they leave King Khalid International Airport. ─ AFP

President Trump waves from inside his car. ─ AFP
President Trump waves from inside his car. ─ AFP