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Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg

Mosque will be inaugurated in November, but devout Muslims pray inside on first day of Ramadan

Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims pray to mark the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at 'La Grande Mosquee' in Strasbourg, eastern France on August 1, 2011. Throughout the month devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. Faithfuls gathered at the end of the first day of the Ramadan, at the mosque still under construction, which will be officially inaugurated in November. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims arrive at La Grande Mosquée of Strasbourg, eastern France, on August 01, 2011. Faithfuls gathered for the beginning of the Ramadan, at the mosque still under construction, which will be officially inaugurated in November. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims pray to mark the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at 'La Grande Mosquee' in Strasbourg, eastern France on August 1, 2011. Throughout the month devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. Faithfuls gathered at the end of the first day of the Ramadan, at the mosque still under construction, which will be officially inaugurated in November. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims pray to mark the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at 'La Grande Mosquee' in Strasbourg, eastern France on August 1, 2011. Throughout the month devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. Faithfuls gathered at the end of the first day of the Ramadan, at the mosque still under construction, which will be officially inaugurated in November. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims pray to mark the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at 'La Grande Mosquee' in Strasbourg, eastern France on August 1, 2011. Throughout the month devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. Faithfuls gathered at the end of the first day of the Ramadan, at the mosque still under construction, which will be officially inaugurated in November. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims pray to mark the start of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at 'La Grande Mosquee' in Strasbourg, eastern France on August 1, 2011. Throughout the month devout Muslims must abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. Faithfuls gathered at the end of the first day of the Ramadan, at the mosque still under construction, which will be officially inaugurated in November. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims workers pray under the dome of La Grande Mosquée de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Mosque) in the French eastern city of Strasbourg on July 27, 2011. The building, designed by Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi, is to occupy 5.000 square meters, with a 28-meter-high minaret. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims pray at La Grande Mosquée of Strasbourg, eastern France, on August 01, 2011. Faithfuls gathered for the beginning of the Ramadan, at the mosque still under construction, which will be officially inaugurated in November. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims workers pray on the construction site of La Grande Mosquée de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Mosque) they are working on, in the French eastern city of Strasbourg on July 27, 2011. They make the final touch to welcome the first faithfuls for the beginning of the Ramadan on August 1, 2011. The mosque will be officially inaugurated in autumn. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims workers pray on the construction site of La Grande Mosquée de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Mosque) they are working on, in the French eastern city of Strasbourg on July 27, 2011. They make the final touch to welcome the first faithfuls for the beginning of the Ramadan on August 1, 2011. The mosque will be officially inaugurated in autumn. (AFP/Getty Images)
Inside France's La Grande Mosquée in Strasbourg
Muslims workers pray under the dome of La Grande Mosquée de Strasbourg (Strasbourg Mosque) in the French eastern city of Strasbourg on July 27, 2011. The building, designed by Italian architect Paolo Portoghesi, is to occupy 5.000 square meters, with a 28-meter-high minaret. (AFP/Getty Images)