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    On Wednesday (7 April) Empress Farah of Iran toured Hampton Court - a famous and beautiful former royal residence near London.

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    On Wednesday (7 April) Empress Farah of Iran toured Hampton Court - a famous and beautiful former royal residence near London.

    The Empress is on an official visit to London, during which she will open some of the exhibits in the World of Islam Festival.

    The Festival covers a wide range of Islamic art, science, technology, music and religion. Many of the exhibits have never been seen in the West before.

    While the Empress was enjoying the spring sunshine at Hampton Court, a group of British schoolchildren found themselves walking down a son-splashed African street, over silvery sand and past gaily decorated mud-walled houses.

    The were visiting a life-size reconstruction of a street in Zaria, one of the ancient city-states in Northern Nigeria. The reconstruction has been erected at the British Commonwealth Institute as part of the festival.

    The main centre for the Islamic festival is the Royal Commonwealth Society building in London, and it is there that the World Conference of Islam is being held.

    The main speaker on Wednesday was Sadiq Al Mehdi, a former Prime Minister of Sudan and a fellow of St. Anthony's College at Oxford University, England.

    SYNOPSIS: Empress Farah of Iran continued her official visit to London with a tour of historic Hampton Court on Wednesday. During the Empress's visit to Britain show will open some of the exhibits in the World of Islam Festival, which continues over the next three months. The Festival covers a wide range of Islamic culture, including arts, science, music and technology. There are also exhibits which seek to explain the religion of Islam.

    while the Empress was enjoying the spring sunshine at Hampton Court, a group of British schoolchildren found themselves walking down a sun-splashed African street - part of a life-sized reconstruction of an ancient North African city, which is also a festival exhibit. It's been built at the British Commonwealth Institute.

    The biggest Islamic conference ever staged in Europe is running simultaneously with the festival. On Wednesday, the main speaker was the former Prime Minister of Sudan, Sadiq Al-Mehdi

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAOJHY1LN3XMTFMVP9CE0XEOOD
    Media URN:
    VLVAAOJHY1LN3XMTFMVP9CE0XEOOD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:18:00
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    N/A

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