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People look at cars at a Tesla showroom in New York City. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, reportedly under scrutiny by federal regulators for earlier statements, says Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund is looking to diversify away from oil with a bigger investment in the electric car company. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A man carries a wounded child to the hospital Thursday after the Saudi-led coalition carried out an airstrike on a crowded area in Houthi-controlled Saada province. At least 29 children under the age of 15 were killed in the attack, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Stringer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Toronto skyline, seen in silhouette in 2015. The same skyline was used in an image posted by an account reportedly linked with the Saudi Arabian government, which featured an airliner headed toward the needle-shaped CN Tower. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi men and women browse the annual Riyadh International Book Exhibition in 2016. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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From California, A Saudi Woman Fights Her Country's Strict Male Guardianship Laws

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A Saudi woman celebrates with her friends as she drives her car in al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. The lifting of the ban on women driving marks a milestone for women in the kingdom who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis and ride-hailing services to get to work, go shopping and simply move around. Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters hide caption

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A column of Yemeni pro-government forces, travels Wednesday about five miles south of Hodeidah international airport. Backed by the Saudi-led coalition, the fighters launched an offensive to retake the rebel-held Red Sea port city. Nabil Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Flames are seen at the production facility of Saudi Aramco's Shaybah oilfield in May. Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters hide caption

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Saudi Arabia's Ambitious Economic Overhaul Hinges On Reducing Its Oil 'Addiction'

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Yemeni fighters loyal to the government carry explosives and land mines believed to have been planted by Houthis on June 8 near Hudaydah. Nabil Hassan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi women wait for their drivers outside a hotel in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hooking Up Gets Easier To Do In Saudi Arabia

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Vogue Arabia's June cover stirred controversy by featuring Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah Al Saud in a car, while activists who fought to lift the ban on female drivers in Saudi Arabia remain in custody. Boo George for Vogue Arabia/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Jewelry shops in Riyadh could be among the businesses to feel the strain after a government edict to replace foreign workers with Saudi ones. Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabian Businesses Struggle With Rule To Replace Foreign Workers With Locals

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Saudi women check out cars at an automotive exhibition for women in the Saudi capital Riyadh on May 13. Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Arrests Of Saudi Women's Rights Activists 'Point To The Limits Of Change'

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Saudi activist Aziza al-Yousef was arrested this week, along with other women's activists. In this March 29, 2014 photo, she drives a car on a highway in Riyadh as part of a campaign to defy Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving. Hasan Jamali/AP hide caption

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Saudi women jog in the streets of Jeddah in March. The government is encouraging greater participation by women in sports. Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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'Culture Shock Within Their Own Country': Saudis Come To Grips With Swift Changes

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Lubna Olayan in her office at Olayan Financing Company in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in April. Fatma Tanis/NPR hide caption

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Lubna Olayan Broke Saudi Arabia's Glass Ceiling. Now She Wants More Women To Work

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo during a welcoming ceremony at the Kremlin in October 2017. Last year, Saudi Arabia and Russia were the world's second- and third-largest oil producers, respectively. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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