Oman's Sultan Qaboos chairs the opening session of the annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Muscat on December 29, 2008. Qaboos called for establishing a mechanism to stabilise oil prices in order to overcome the global financial crisis, at the opening of the summit today. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo by MARWAN NAAMANI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)