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Tradition of tolerance in Oman endures

by SARAH MACDONALD
Photo: Times of Oman
Historically, religious tolerance was a social norm in Oman, now it has a legal basis with discrimination based on religion being prohibited

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Getting ready for the Eid festivities
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