Rihanna was asked to leave Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque this week after posing for photographs considered to be at odds with the "sanctity" of the site. The singer, who hasn't publically responded to the actions, was posing for a photo-shoot at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

According to the Associated Press, Rihanna was in the compound normally off limits for visitors though appeared to be following the mosque's guidelines by wearing all-black and covering her hair. However, the fashion photo session apparently violated rules on the "status and sanctity of the mosque."

It's not the first time Rihanna has raised international eyebrows this year. During a recent stop through Thailand, she posted an Instagram picture of herself with a slow loris - an endangered primate. Her photo led to the arrest of the animal's keepers for possession of a protected animal. They face up to four years in prison and the equivalent of a $1,300 fine. 

On the same trip, Rihanna tweeted about a sex show on the island of Phuket which left the bar owner facing a month in prison for obscenity and a $1,900 fine. District police chief Weera Kerdsirimongkon said, "We had been waiting for them and finally caught them red-handed," according to Rolling Stone magazine.

The mosque in Abu Dhabi is a major tourist site in the United Arab Emirates' capital. Rihanna had performed in the city on Saturday evening (October 19, 2013).

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