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Middle East's premier air show

Visitors walk past planes during the first day of the Dubai Airshow in the United Arab Emirates. The biennial aviation extravaganza, which runs from November 17 to 21, got off to a bright start for Boeing. The company said it scored at least 367 orders in deals believed to be worth more than $130 billion.

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The Red Arrows

Britain's Royal Air Force aerobatic team, the Red Arrows, performs at the Dubai Airshow on November 18.

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Boeing 777-9X

A model of the Boeing 777-9X is displayed during the Dubai Airshow on November 17 in the United Arab Emirates. The planned jet grabbed the bulk of orders during the first day of the show, with at least 225 planes on the books.

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Airbus A380 flyby

An Airbus A380 gives a flying display during the Dubai Airshow. Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways ordered 87 Airbus planes at the show, including 50 A350 aircraft, 26 smaller A321 planes, 10 A320 planes, and 1 A330-200 freighter.

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Air show shopping

Here, businessmen view aircraft and trade stands during the Dubai Airshow on November 18. The event is the premier Middle East air show for trade and business delegates organized by F&E Aerospace.

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Apache attack helicopter

Boeing's AH-64D Apache attack helicopter is displayed during the Dubai Airshow on November 17.

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F-16 Fighting Falcon

A General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon jet belonging to the United Arab Emirates Air Force performs during the Dubai Airshow on November 18.

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Rockwell B-1 Lancer

A US made Rockwell B-1 Lancer performs during the Dubai Airshow on November 18.

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US-made military hardware

An Emirati citizen looks at US-made military hardware displayed at the Dubai Airshow on November 18.

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Dassault Mirage 2000

A Dassault Aviation Mirage 2000 belonging to the United Arab Emirates Air Force performs during the air show.

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Al-Fursan

United Arab Emirates' Air Force aerobatic team, Al-Fursan, performs with an Emirates Airline's Airbus A380 at the Dubai Airshow on November 18. Emirates ordered 200 new planes from Boeing and Airbus worth an estimated $99 billion on the first day of the air show.

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Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum

Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum, left, walks past an Emirates Airline's Airbus A380 as he attends the opening ceremony of the Dubai Airshow on November 17.

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Aerobatic team

The Al-Fursan aerobatic team flies past an Emirates A380 during the Dubai Airshow on November 18.

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UAE Air Force plane

A UAE Air Force plane is displayed during the Dubai Airshow.

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Eurofighter Typhoon

The Eurofighter Typhoon, manufactured by multinational company Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, takes to the sky during the Dubai Airshow.

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