Dhaka is also known as the "City of Mosques" because of the large number of mosques in the city. The majority of Bangladesh's large population is Muslim, which means that there are mosques all over the country where people go to pray. The concrete structure in the photo is one of many mosques, a national mosque called Baitul Mukarram. It might be unthinkable in Western society, where separation of church and state is the norm, that the state would be running a religious institution.
This huge mosque can accommodate as many as 40,000 people and is the 10th largest mosque in the world. As I stood on the pedestrian bridge looking at the entrance, I saw how many worshippers were all swallowed up inside, true to the rumors.
|Dec 2014 ARCHITECTURE BANGLADESH|
|CROWD DHAKA MOSQUE WORSHIPER|
December 1, 2014
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