The Pope’s Visit and Emirati Soft Power
From left, Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, Pope Francis, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, the grand imam of Egypt's Al-Azhar, and Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, UAE vice president and prime minister, and ruler of Dubai, attend an interfaith meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 4. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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