King Salman attends a swearing-in ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. The king has sworn in new officials to take over from a powerful prince and former minister believed to be detained in a large-scale sweep that has shocked the country and upended longstanding traditions within the ruling family. (Saudi Press Agency, via AP)

King Salman attends a swearing-in ceremony in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday. The king has sworn in new officials to take over from a powerful prince and former minister believed to be detained in a large-scale sweep that has shocked the country and upended longstanding traditions within the ruling family. (Saudi Press Agency, via AP)

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