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The Algerian government is building a gigantic mosque in the Bay of Algiers. When it's complete, it will be the biggest mosque in Africa and the third-largest mosque in the world.

The building is one of several big construction projects that are meant to symbolize Algeria's rebirth after a decade of conflict. Yet the mosque is stirring up controversy from critics.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Aidan Lewis reports.

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This segment aired on February 3, 2015.


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