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Pakistani seminary students take their first semester exam at the Islamic Jamia Binoria seminary in Karachi on December 7, 2013. More than 3,300 students took their examinations at the seminary where hundreds of Pakistanis and foreigners study. AFP PHOTO/ Rizwan TABASSUM (Photo credit should read RIZWAN TABASSUM/AFP/Getty Images) | RIZWAN TABASSUM via Getty Images

An Islamic transgender boarding school has been reopened in the city of Yogyakarta on the Indonesian island of Java, it's reported.

The school, known locally as a Pesantren Waria, was the first of its kind in the country and first opened its doors in 2008 but closed when its founder died last month. It has now moved to a house belonging to Shinta Ratri, a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activist.

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