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From the Russo-Turkish battles of the 1870s, when Britain supported the Ottomans. Queen Victoria sought to mediate, sending Munshi AbdulKarim’s friend Rafiuddin Ahmed on a secret mission. The Muslim world rallied around, raising funds and supporting the work of the Red Crescent.

 

 

Arabs prayimg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Timeless picture – from the Yemen?

 

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