Salman bin Abdulaziz was crowned King of Saudi Arabia on Friday following the passing of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
Below are a series of photographs documenting King Salman’s path to the throne. Some of the photos were taken during his time as Emir of the Kingdom’s capital of Riyadh, a post he held for more than 50 years.
King Salman was appointed Crown Prince by King Abdullah in 2012.
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