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SAUDI ARABIA: Sacred cappuccino

December 9, 2007 |  2:25 am

Maybe I’m the only person who’s entertained by these paradoxes, but after the Singing Santas in Bahrain, we now present a Starbucks branch in the shadow of the Mosque of the Prophet.

And yes, I couldn’t resist getting a latte…

— Ashraf Khalil in Medina

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