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In Pix: 7 mosques that will take your breath away

Last updated on: June 05, 2018 17:07 IST

Presenting some of the largest mosques in the world. Get prepared to be floored by their awe-inspiring architecture.

>> Al-Haram Mosque, Mecca 

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Muslims pray at night at Grand Mosque in Mecca, which is the largest mosque in the world. It can accommodate 4 million people. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

>> Jama Masjid, Delhi

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Muslims perform ablution before having their iftar (breaking fast) meal during the holy month of Ramzan at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi. It is one of the largest mosques in India and was built by emperor Shah Jahan between 1644 and 1656. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

>> Baitul Mukarram, Bangladesh

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Completed in the year 1968, Baitul Mukarram is the national mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photograph: Mohammad Ponir Hossain/Reuters

>> Al-Zaytuna Mosque, Tunisia

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Men read the Quran at a mosque on the first day of Ramzan in Al-Zaytuna Mosque Tunis, Tunisia. It is the oldest in the capital of Tunisia and the origins of the mosque date back to 116 Hijri (731 C.E.). Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

>> Al Sultan Hassan mosque, Cairo, Egypt 

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Egyptian Muslims perform evening prayers called 'Tarawih' inside Al Sultan Hassan mosque in Cairo, Egypt. It was built between 1356 and 1363, and is one of the largest in the world measuring 150m in length. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

>> Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, Brunei

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The Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, pictured in the centre of Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. Named after the 28th sultan of Brunei and completed in 1958, it is surrounded by an artificial lagoon. Photograph: Ahim Rani/Reuters

>> Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad

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A view of the Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Nestled on the foot hills of Margalla Hills, this mosquem, which was built between 1976 and 1986, is one of Asia's largest and can hold around 100,000 people. Photograph: Caren Firouz/Reuters
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