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Saudi 'Got Talent,' but no women or music

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A Saudi city known for its ultra-conservatism has created its own version of the "Arabs Got Talent" television reality show, but with no music and women banned from taking part. 

Saudi Arabia's Abdul Aziz Abdul Hamid wins the first award of the Star Academy, a pan-Arab television show produced by Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, in Beirut in 2009. A Saudi city known for its ultra-conservatism has created its own version of the "Arabs Got Talent" television reality show, but with no music and women banned from taking part.

Instead, competitors will be permitted to perform religious chants, recite poems and engage in sports events.

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