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Making an about-face by visiting Saudi Arabia, U.S. President Joe Biden is betting he has more to gain than lose even as rights activists accuse him of selling his soul to oil.

Biden joins eight decades of U.S. presidents who have all in due time courted the oil-rich kingdom, which has assiduously cultivated ties in Washington despite repeated crises including the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, carried out mostly by Saudis.

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