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Women play a popular card game "Baloot" against men, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Women play a popular card game "Baloot" against men, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Women play a popular card game "Baloot" against men, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Women play a popular card game "Baloot" against men, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Women play a popular card game "Baloot" against men, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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A Saudi man prepares to participate in the "Baloot" card-playing competition, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Saudi men play the popular card game "Baloot", as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Saudi men gather in front of the Baloot Games Hall to participate in the "Baloot" card-playing competition, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Saudi men at the "Baloot" card-playing competition, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Saudi men play the popular card game "Baloot", as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Saudi men at the "Baloot" card-playing competition, as Saudi women join a local Baloot tournament for the first time, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)
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Updated 17 February 2020

Women join men at Saudi Arabia's Baloot Championship in Riyadh

RIYADH: Saudi women have joined the Baloot Championship in Riyadh for the first time, playing the popular card game against men in the hope of winning a SR2 million ($533,333) prize.