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VIRUS DIARY: In Saudi Arabia, a photographer finds new focus

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VIRUS DIARY: In Saudi Arabia, a photographer finds new focus

VIRUS DIARY: In Saudi Arabia, a photographer finds new focusI moved to Saudi Arabia from Egypt last year, eager to photograph a national awakening that was once unimaginable in a country so beholden to ultraconservative mores. It jolted this nation of 34 million — almost half of whom are under 30 years old — into a nation of budding movie theaters, concerts and raves, a place where women could dine alongside men, drive without fear of arrest, travel without permission and enter stadiums. As a photographer, I was for the first time welcomed to document far-flung parts of the country.