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    Empress Farah of Iran arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Monday (5 April) on an official visit to Britain.

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    Empress Farah of Iran arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Monday (5 April) on an official visit to Britain.

    The Empress drove straight to Clarence House where she was welcomed by the Queen Mother. She will be staying in Britain for six days. While she's in London, she'll open some of the exhibitions in the special "Festival of Islamic Arts" that's being held in London and other centres in Britain. The festival covers a great range of Islamic art including a collection of Qur'an (Koran) manuscripts, many of which have never been displayed in public before.

    There is also an exhibition of the arts of the Moslem Hausa, one of the largest groups of people in Africa, most of whom live in northern Nigeria.

    Meanwhile, at the Royal Commonwealth Society building in London, the biggest Islamic conference ever staged in Europe entered its third day. The conference, which opened on Saturday (3 April), is discussing a range of subjects aimed at improving relations and understanding between Moslems and people of other religions.

    Chief guest at the conference is Prince Muhammad Al-Faisal, of Saudi Arabia.

    Monday's session discussed the moral and social teachings of Islam. The conference is the first time in contemporary history that so many religion and culture of Islam.

    SYNOPSIS: London's Heathrow Airport, and this aircraft carrying Empress Farah of Iran arrived on Monday. The Empress is in Britain on an official visit for six days.

    During her stay she will open some of the exhibitions in the special "Festival of Islamic Arts" that's being held in London and other centres in Britain.

    Immediately on her arrival at the airport, Empress Farah was driven straight to Clarence House where she was welcomed by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

    Among the Islamic art on display is a collection of Qur'an or Koran manuscripts, many of which have never been shown publicly.

    Meanwhile, at the Royal Commonwealth Society building, the largest Islamic conference ever staged in Europe entered its third day. Delegates from all over the Islamic world are attending the ten-day meeting.

    Among the many guests and delegates attending is Prince Muhammad Al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia.

    At Monday's session, the delegates discussed moral and social teachings of Islam. Other subjects to be discussed include Islamic law, woman's role in Islam, economic systems and Islam in modern civilisation.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADBKCAAO0BCYCBR2PS6XVTGLL7
    Media URN:
    VLVADBKCAAO0BCYCBR2PS6XVTGLL7
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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