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Atop a string of green mountains in Saudi Arabia, a monthlong festival drew a medley of yoga enthusiasts, extreme adventure seekers, tourists and traditional Saudi families -- many wearing colorful flower crowns native to the region as the kingdom looks for ways to revamp its image and build up tourism.The Al-Soudah festival attracted between 12,000 and 15,000 visitors per day, said Husameddin al-Madani, who oversaw the event. Most visitors to the festival were Saudi citizens, but it also drew foreign tourists.Saudi Arabia has been waging war in Yemen against the Houthis.Still, visitors at the festival said they felt extremely secure.The festival also had its share of glitz and glamour, with concerts by Middle Eastern megastars, including Emirati singer Ahlam and Iraqi singer Kazem al-Saher.Their performances drew thousands of fans and Saher's concert alone generated 1.5 million Saudi riyals ($400,000) in ticket sales, festival organizers said.The Al-Soudah festival is one of 11 taking place in different parts of the country this year.
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