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Comic-Con arrives in Saudi Arabia

The 3-day festival is part of a government initiative to bring more entertainment to the country.

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Iron Man, Captain America and other members of the Avengers, from Hollywood's Marvel studio, took to the Comic-Con stage in Jeddah, which is considered a more liberal city than the capital Riyadh .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

NOBODY gave Ahmed al-Dainiy a second glance on Thursday as he walked among the youthful crowd on the opening day of Saudi Arabia's first Comic-Con event, wearing a horse head mask.

Mr Dainiy, 18, was among thousands of people who filled a recreation centre in

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