French Stamp on Great Mosque of Paris

\"\"The French Post has issued a stamp on 11th Feb 2012 dedicated to the Great Mosque of Paris created and engraved by the famous French stamp designer, author of Marianne stamps Yves Beaujard.After the First World War, the French government planned to build an Islamic institute in Paris for all Muslims in France to express the nation\’s commitment to 70,000 Muslim soldiers fallen for France, notably at Verdun.The Great Mosque of Paris was officially opened with much fanfare on July 15, 1926.Today the Mosque is both a place of worship of Islam, a convivial place of religions of the Koran, but also a place to visit for tourists and school groups and a monument of art.

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