Saudi desert offers respite from coronavirus lockdown

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JEBEL FIHRAYN: As Saudi Arabia suspended international flights and shuttered entertainment venues this weekend over coronavirus fears, locals and residents once again turned to wide-open desert spaces for recreation, including the breathtaking ‘Edge of the World’. The kingdom only recently lifted bans on public entertainment, including cinemas and concerts, as part of social and economic reform efforts, but the virus’s spread has prompted authorities to pause such activities again.

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