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New mosque opens in Berlin
Published Date: May 22, 2010 

BERLIN: A new mosque that is one of the largest in Germany was officially 
opened yesterday in Berlin's Kreuzberg quarter, which has a strong Turkish 
presence. The mosque, which can hold around 1,000 people, is part of a complex 
that media reports said cost around ?10 million ($12.5 million) to build and 
was entirely financed by private Lebanese and Palestinian donors.

The mosque is topped by a glass dome and four small minarets, and is part of a 
six-storey, 5,000-sq-m building that includes commercial and social centres and 
a library. Germany's largest mosque can accommodate 2,500 people and is in the 
city of Mannheim in the west of the country. The construction of mosques in 
Germany has prompted debate - as it has in other European countries - notably 
among the extreme right. - AFP

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