RELIGION
10/06/2013 07:47 am ET Updated Oct 08, 2013

50 Amazing Mosques From Around The World (PHOTOS)

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Many of these incredible houses of worship defy typical expectations about what a mosque looks like. Nontraditional minarets and experimental domes add variety, and showcase the massive potential for creativity that exists within mosque design.

“Beauty surrounds us," said Rumi, a 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic. A look at these unusual sacred places shows the truth of his words.

From Uzbekistan to Malaysia and everywhere in between, take a look at the fantastic masjids that made it onto our list. And check out this list of 50 stunning churches!

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