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From left, President of the George Washington University Steven Knapp, Ambassador of the Arab League Hussein Hassouna, Ambassador of Algeria Abdallah Baali, Ambassador of Egypt Sameh Shoukry, and former U.S. Ambassador Edward Gnehm, now Kuwait professor of Gulf and Arabian Peninsula affairs at George Washington, attend the Omani National Day reception.

Omani National Day

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Palestinian Solidarity

From left, Jumana Areikat and Maen Rashid Areikat, chief representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the United States, welcome Ambassador of South Africa Ebrahim Rasool to the reception marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, Va.

From left, former Saudi Ambassador Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud, Ambassador of Oman Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Omani Embassy Abdullah Hamed Saif Al-Riyami, and Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché at the Omani Embassy Commodore Mohamed Al-Rawahi attend the Omani National Day reception held at the Four Seasons.

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The Palestinian Solidarity reception honored, from left, Yousef Khanfar, an award-winning author and photographer; Hussein Al-Araj, chief of staff to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas; Rula Jebreal, author of the novel and film “Miral”; and Julian Schnabel, a Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominee; who were joined by Palestinian Representative to the United States Maen Rashid Areikat. PHOTO: GAIL SCOTT

Ambassador of Saudi Arabia Adel A. Al-Jubeir, left, greets Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché at the Omani Embassy Commodore Mohamed Al-Rawahi at the reception marking the 41st anniversary of Oman’s National Day.

Ambassador of Kuwait Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, left, talks with Ambassador of the Arab League Hussein Hassouna at the Omani National Day reception held at the Four Seasons.

Wife of the Arab League ambassador Nevine Hassouna, left, joins Ambassador of Bahrain Houda Nonoo at the Omani National Day reception held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown.

Latvian Independence Day From left, President of Fahmy Hudome International Randa FahmyHudome, consultant Walid Maalouf, prominent Palestinian attorney George Salem, and Ambassador of the Arab League Hussein Hassouna attend the Palestinian Solidarity reception at the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton.

Muslim Women’s Association PHOTO: GAIL SCOTT

PHOTO: GAIL SCOTT

PHOTO: GAIL SCOTT

From left, Ambassador of Iceland Gudmundur Arni Stefansson, Ambassador of Latvia Andrejs Pildegovics, Ambassador of Estonia Marina Kaljurand, Ambassador of Cyprus Pavlos Anastasiades, Ambassador of Slovenia Roman Kirn, and Ambassador of Kazakhstan Erlan Idrissov attend the Latvian Independence Day reception.

Ambassador of the European Union João Vale de Almeida, left, joins Ambassador of Latvia Andrejs Pildegovics for the Latvian Independence and Armed Forces Day reception, which also marked 20 years since Latvia freed itself from Soviet occupation.

British Embassy Political Counselor Ian Bond, left, joins Deputy Chief of Mission at the Irish Embassy Kevin Conmy at the Latvian Independence Day celebration held at the embassy.

PHOTO: GAIL SCOTT

From left, Mrs. and Defense Attaché at the Estonian Embassy Col. Aivar Salekesin join Mrs. and Defense, Military, Naval and Air Attaché at the Latvian Embassy Col. Juris Bezzubovs at the Latvian Independence and Armed Forces Day reception.

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From left, Ambassador of Cyprus Pavlos Anastasiades, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Swedish Embassy Karin Höglund, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Estonian Embassy Kyllike Sillaste-Elling, and Ambassador of Macedonia Zoran Jolevski attend the Latvian Independence Day reception.

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From left, Sandy Buchanan, wife of Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla); Linda Bond, wife of former Sen. Kit Bond (R-Mo.); Rosa Rai Djalal, wife of the Indonesian ambassador; Sultana Hakimi; wife of the Afghan ambassador; and Susie Annus, wife of the Australian ambassador, attend a gathering of the Muslim Women’s Association at the Indonesian Embassy.

Ambassador of Latvia Andrejs Pildegovics, left, welcomes recently appointed Ambassador of Finland Ritva Koukku-Ronde to a reception at the Latvian Embassy in honor of Latvia’s Armed Forces Day and the 93rd anniversary of its proclamation of independence.

From left, wife of the Libyan ambassador Naima Aujali, wife of the Indonesian ambassador Rosa Rai Djalal and Carmen Stull attend a gathering of the Muslim Women’s Association at the Indonesian Embassy.

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