Photo Gallery: Saudi Arabia's Melody of Freedom 05/17/2017
 With oil prices declining and greater financial pressures on its citizens, the...
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With oil prices declining and greater financial pressures on its citizens, the Saudi royal family is testing reforms that give its citizens new freedoms. A pact that traded obedience for a privileged life is giving way to a more pragmatic relationship. A man enjoys the view from the Globe Cafe on top of the Faisaliah Tower in Riyadh.