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Lady Gaga gets green light for 2nd Manila concert

Lady Gaga's second concert in the Philippines will go ahead after authorities said her first show did not violate the law.
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Indonesian activists protest American pop diva Lady Gaga's upcoming concert in Jakarta on April 29, 2012. The country's Islamic religious figures have denounced her coming June 3 concert as an abomination. (OSCAR SIAGIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga will play a second concert Tuesday night in the Philippines, after Manila authorities decided her first show did not violate the law.

The Associated Press reported the pop star got a good reception at her sold-out show Monday night. Some Christians in the country have been protesting her concerts - accusing her of promoting immorality.

Authorities found no violations to the rules of the special permit issued for the first concert, the AP wrote. Pasay City Mayor Antonino Calixto says Lady Gaga did not exhibit nudity or abuse religion.

More from GlobalPost: Indonesia: Lady Gaga's sold-out show is canceled

As The Wall Street Journal explained, tickets to her Asia shows have been selling out in just a few hours. Protests from religious groups in the Philippines follow the canceling of a June 3 sold-out show in Indonesia.

A small, extremist fringe of hard-line Islamic groups protested against Lady Gaga's planned Jakarta show, saying her provocative clothes would harm the country.

In the Philippines, some Christian youths called for her concerts to be banned. Catholic Archbishop Ramon Arguelles warned that her fans are in danger of falling into the clutches of Satan.

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