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Applause and shrieks of joy erupted as Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji dazzled Riyadh in its first female-only music concert, as Saudi Arabia seeks to ease social restrictions on women.Tawaji performed to a packed audience at the cavernous King Fahd Cultural Center late Wednesday, the latest in a series of concerts by international artists as the austere kingdom seeks to boost entertainment options.The concert highlights how the kingdom is easing some of its tight restrictions on women.Saudi Arabia in recent months has organized concerts, a Comic-Con pop-culture festival and a mixed-gender national day celebration that saw people dancing in the streets to thumping electronic music for the first time.
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