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Behind the lens at Royal Opera House Muscat

by Sarah MacDonald
Photo – Khalid Al Busaidi/ROHM
Khalid Al Busaidi, the chief photographer at the Royal Opera House Muscat (ROHM), reflects on his passion for capturing the operas, ballets, concerts and other performing arts

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