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To go with Maldives-travel-Islam-leisure-hotels,FEATURE by Adam Plowright This photograph taken on September 9, 2013 shows an aerial view of one of the many luxurious resorts that dot the many islands that comprise the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years with a reform that has upset religious hardliners. AFP PHOTO/ Roberto SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

To go with Maldives-travel-Islam-leisure-hotels,FEATURE by Adam Plowright
This photograph taken on September 9, 2013 shows an aerial view of one of the many luxurious resorts that dot the many islands that comprise the Maldives in the Indian Ocean. The Maldives is one of the world's most exclusive holiday destinations but it has quietly opened up to backpackers in the last five years with a reform that has upset religious hardliners.     AFP PHOTO/ Roberto SCHMIDT        (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)