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Since tsunami, life in Indonesia's Aceh province shaped by Islamic law
Since tsunami, life in Indonesia's Aceh province shaped by Islamic law

It is a little past noon on Friday, time for Anshari and his troops to spring into action. Their first stop is outside the gates of Meulaboh's central mosque, where fruit and vegetable hawkers display their wares. The megaphone blares that it's time for midday prayers, and Anshari's team, part of the sharia, or Islamic law, police, hovers over the street vendors to ensure that they shut down during the minutes of religious observation. "You should cover that," snaps one officer, pointing to a cart full of mangoes. The merchant quietly obeys. Later in the afternoon, Anshari's uniformed squad will fan out to coastal spots and other areas where unmarried or...

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