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Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

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Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

Muslim prayers in Hagia Sophia for first time in 86 years

Turkish president joins hundreds of worshippers after iconic Istanbul landmark's controversial reconversion into mosque.

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Hagia Sophia Hagia Sophia UNESCO World Heritage Site in Istanbul, Turkey

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Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined huge crowds on Friday for the first prayers at Hagia Sophia in nine decades, sealing his ambition to restore Muslim worship at an ancient site long revered in both Christianity and Islam. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Inside Hagia Sophia, white curtains covered an image of Mary and Jesus which would have faced the worshippers. Officials have said the Christian frescoes and glittering mosaics adorning the cavernous dome and central hall will be concealed during Muslim prayer times, but remain on display for the rest of the time.

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