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Kuwait bans DSLRs
Another place not to visit: Kuwait has banned the use of DSLR cameras in public places except by registered journalists
. Compact cameras are exempt from the ban, presumably because banning them would have involved banning most mobile phones.
Restrictions on photography aren't unprecedented for Middle Eastern monarchies. In the United Arab Emirates (which includes Dubai, one of the region's more liberal enclaves), for example, photo-sharing site Flickr is blocked.
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