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Ghana's massive new National Mosque

Thousands of people have already flocked to Ghana's National Mosque after it opened earlier this month. Are you planning to visit the gorgeous new complex?

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Ghana's capital Accra is now home to West Africa's second biggest mosque. Funded by the Turkish government, Ghana's National Mosque is said to be a replica of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul. The complex cost at least $10 million dollars, 15,000 people can worship in the mosque at a time. Decorations include hand-drawn calligraphy of Quran verses, and the Carrara marble exterior fittings and the four minarets are also eye-catching.

Since its opening, the mosque has drawn thousands of Muslim and non-Muslim visitors. It complex includes an imam's residence, a school, a clinic, a library and a morgue. Welcome to Ghana's national mosque!