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Dubai, November 22, 2012

Rebecca Blake (L) and Conor McRedmond (C) walk with their lawyer Shaker al-Shammary outside the Dubai Courts November 22.

A British woman and Irish man accused of engaging in sexual activities in a Dubai taxi were sentenced on Thursday to three months in prison and then deportation, their lawyer said.

The case is the latest in which Westerners have fallen foul of the United Arab Emirates' decency laws, highlighting cultural differences as the UAE seeks a balance between maintaining its Muslim identity and catering for a vibrant tourism industry. Reuters/Jumana ElHeloueh

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