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Seems to feature frequently in Book fair booth photos from South America as an example. I don't know how other employees of other organisations present themselves at these events, but having attended a number of trade fairs over the years, I have noticed a smart dress code amongst many of the more successful organisations.

Haven't seen it at Kingdom Halls and Conventions ...yet.

Its probably a case of 1 Cor.9:19-23.

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This is at the International Book Fair 2016 in Venezuela

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Sisters from Mexico working in the information department for the Convention! Thanks for the picture @kazysanchezdec

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