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Muslim world leaders visit Auschwitz in ‘strong signal’ of interfaith support

Few Muslims have visited the notorious site of some of history's worst atrocities. But high-ranking leaders of Muslim and Jewish communities are coming together to mark 75 years since the concentration camp's liberation.

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