Traditional Values

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - FEBRUARY 01:  A woman stands inside the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque on February 1, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was built between 1996 and 2007 and features eighty-two domes. Greek and Italian white marble covers the exterior, with Islamic calligraphy decorating the inside. The Mosque is named after the founder and first President of the Unite Arab Emirates, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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