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D.C. Bible Museum Will Be Immersive Experience, Organizers Say

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Actors on Oslo, Norway, rehearse a scene from Bibelen, a six-hour play based on a nontraditional interpretation of the Bible. Interest in the Bible and biblical stories has surged in secularized Norway. AP hide caption

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