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A grand Grand Mosque | by john a d willis
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A grand Grand Mosque

This is the main entrance to the third largest mosque in the world ,it is called `Sheikh Zayed` mosque & is situated in Abu Dhabi. It is covered in pure marble & has 9 large domes & 45 small ones. The main dome is the largest in the world at 87 m high & 32.8 m diameter. It can accomadate 40,000 worshippers with 5,000 in the main hall .Opened in Autumn 2007 & used a workforce of some 1500 ; there is still some work being completed.

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Taken on January 26, 2009