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Masjid Al-Hassan II ! | by Bashar Shglila
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Masjid Al-Hassan II !

The Hassan II Mosque ( Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني ‎), located in Casablanca ( Arabic: الدار البيضاء ) is the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram (Grand Mosque) of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Prophet's Mosque) in Medina. Designed by the French architect Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic, which can be seen through a gigantic glass floor with room for 25,000 worshippers. A further 80,000 can be accommodated in the mosque's adjoining grounds for a total of 105,000 worshippers present at any given time at the Hassan II mosque. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 m (689 ft).


Casablanca, Morocco !

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Taken on March 31, 2010