In pictures: The al-Soudah festival in Saudi Arabia showcases green mountains, flower crowns

In pictures: The al-Soudah festival in Saudi Arabia showcases green mountains, flower crowns.

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A Saudi woman wears a colourful crown native to the village of Rijal Almaa, at the al-Soudah festival, in Abha, southwest Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
A Saudi woman wears a colourful crown native to the village of Rijal Almaa, at the al-Soudah festival, in Abha, southwest Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
A Saudi woman poses while wearing a flower crown native to the region at the al-Soudah festival in Abha. The fest allowed visitors to take part in a range of outdoor sports. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
A Saudi woman poses while wearing a flower crown native to the region at the al-Soudah festival in Abha. The fest allowed visitors to take part in a range of outdoor sports. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi women under traditional farmer's hats while watching a singer accompanied by a musician playing the oud, a traditional stringed instrument, at the al-Soudah fest in Abha. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi women under traditional farmer's hats while watching a singer accompanied by a musician playing the oud, a traditional stringed instrument, at the al-Soudah fest in Abha. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Tourists take selfies in the rain at the al-Soudah festival. The weather in August in the village of al-Soudah is a comfortable 70 F (22 C). In the winter, these parts see snow. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Tourists take selfies in the rain at the al-Soudah festival. The weather in August in the village of al-Soudah is a comfortable 70 F (22 C). In the winter, these parts see snow. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Tourists take in the view at the al-Soudah festival in Abha, Saudi Arabia. The festival drew a medley of yoga enthusiasts, extreme adventure seekers, tourists and Saudi families. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Tourists take in the view at the al-Soudah festival in Abha, Saudi Arabia. The festival drew a medley of yoga enthusiasts, extreme adventure seekers, tourists and Saudi families. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudis watch a musician playing the oud at al-Soudah festival, which ran through the month of August, giving visitors a chance to experience a unique region in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudis watch a musician playing the oud at al-Soudah festival, which ran through the month of August, giving visitors a chance to experience a unique region in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi tourists film the well-known Iraqi singer Kazem al-Saher at the al-Soudah festival. The scenes of women zip lining and young Saudis at concerts made for some stark scenes. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi tourists film the well-known Iraqi singer Kazem al-Saher at the al-Soudah festival. The scenes of women zip lining and young Saudis at concerts made for some stark scenes. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi tourists wear helmets and keep their faces and hair covered according to local custom, as they pose for a photo before zip lining between cliffs, at the al-Soudah festival. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi tourists wear helmets and keep their faces and hair covered according to local custom, as they pose for a photo before zip lining between cliffs, at the al-Soudah festival. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
A light show is displayed on 500-year-old distinct natural clay, stone and wood structures in the ancient village of Rijal Almaa, at the al-Soudah festival in Abha. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
A light show is displayed on 500-year-old distinct natural clay, stone and wood structures in the ancient village of Rijal Almaa, at the al-Soudah festival in Abha. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi tourists take part in a guided meditation led by Alwaleed al-Keaid at the Red Rock mountain during the al-Soudah festival in Abha, southwest Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi tourists take part in a guided meditation led by Alwaleed al-Keaid at the Red Rock mountain during the al-Soudah festival in Abha, southwest Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi women ride horses at the al-Soudah festival in Abha. The scenes of women zip lining and horseback riding, young Saudis at concerts, are a stark departure from the norm. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi women ride horses at the al-Soudah festival in Abha. The scenes of women zip lining and horseback riding, young Saudis at concerts, are a stark departure from the norm. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi women navigate an obstacle course at al-Soudah fest, which got visitors to take part in hiking, mountain cycling, paragliding, horse riding, zip lining and bungee jumping. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Saudi women navigate an obstacle course at al-Soudah fest, which got visitors to take part in hiking, mountain cycling, paragliding, horse riding, zip lining and bungee jumping. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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