Saudi men unfurl a giant Saudi national flag during a ceremony to raise the highest flag in the country in the eastern city of Dammam on June 17, 2008. The 6-by-9-meter flag was raised on a huge flag pole in the eastern coastal city to a height of 60 meters making it the highest flying flag in the state of Saudi Arabia.
In the face of punishing economic and political realities, Gulf Arab states are striving to transform their residents from subjects into citizens, but doing so is easier said than done....
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