Oman


Al Yahyai photos reflect pride of Omani women

by SARAH MACDONALD
The exhibition opened at the French-Omani Centre on Tuesday. – O K Mohammed Ali/Times of Oman
The exhibition consists of a series of photographs of Omani women in various poses, draped in colourful clothes

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