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​​​​Former US president Barack Obama has said that Indonesia, with its Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) principles, could inspire other Muslim countries in promoting tolerance and moderation.

In his keynote speech for the 4th Indonesian Diaspora Congress in Jakarta on Saturday, Obama underlined that Indonesia's spirit of tolerance has been embodied in its constitution and symbolized by mosques, churches, temples and shrines located next to each other, and people living alongside one another in peace and harmony.

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Under a huge banyan tree, Surakarta Palace cleric, Kanjeng Raden Aryo Tumenggung (KRAT) Pujodiningrat, led a prayer in four languages: Arabic, Javanese, Hindi and Pali. Hundreds of abdi and setono dalem (royal servants) could be seen following the service solemnly. 

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