Senegal, home to the largest mosque in west Africa and with a 95% Muslim population, is widely recognized for its strict adherence to Islam. But each year at Christmas, streets and city squares are bright with holiday lights and store fronts are filled with tinsel and Christmas trees. So, how do the Senegalese people reconcile their devotion to Islam with their love of the Christian holiday? Annika Hammerschlag explains from Dakar.
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