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Just hours after the photo started doing the rounds of the social media, the Saudi authorities issued a statement.
"We then dispatched female officers to the scene and they advised the women not to do such things out of respect to the sanctity of the place.
They cooperated with authorities and immediately left the area," the statement added.
StepFeed is an English website, which says on its website that it "is trending in the Arab world."
The image has been successful in garnering thousands of reactions, wrote StepFeed's Mariam Nabbout.
People on the internet, however, had differences of opinion. While, many people have condemned the attitude of women playing, branding the women's actions "inappropriate." Many have resorted to disagreeing with them.