Monday, November 29, 2010

Queen in Gulf

The Queen of England is in the Gulf States on a 5-day tour.  She was in Oman when the Tate loaned pictures to the Sultan's palace.  Many of the smaller Gulf States started out as British protectorates, and some rulers were educated in England, so Great Britain has had a presence there for a while and tries to stay on good terms.

Edit:  And a British frigate has been sent to the region to protect other vessels from pirates off the coast of Africa.

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