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Athens’ first mosque in nearly 200 years opens for Friday prayers

Muslims who live in Greece pray inside the first state-funded mosque in Athens on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. Friday prayers have been held for the first time in the Greek capital???s first state-sponsored mosque, which opened this week after years-long delays. The project to build a mosque in Athens has taken about 14 years and was dogged by protests, political controversy and delays in this heavily Christian Orthodox country. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)