Great Mosques Around the World
From its beginnings in Saudi Arabia, the teachings of Prophet Muhammad have gained a wide following around the world. Enjoy a visual tour of mosques around the world, from Afghanistan and China, Saudi Arabia, Germany, India and Egypt, to Peru, Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
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- Photo by LAHORE, PAKISTAN: Pigeons fly over the Wazir Khan Mosque in the walled city of Old Lahore in Pakistan. The great mosque was built by built by Hakim Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, court physician to the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan who later rose to the status of governor. Construction began around 1634–1635 and lasted seven years./GETTY IMAGES