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Tasneem Al Sultan

While flower shops in Saudi Arabia openly celebrate Valentine’s Day today, in earlier years merchants hid their red flowers during the week of the holiday to avoid punishment by the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, a national department once charged with enforcing strict religious norms.


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