Mohamed Hamza, rector of El Fat mosque, poses for a photograph inside a disused former fire station which is being fitted for use as a prayer hall, Paris, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. For years, Muslims ... more 
Mohamed Hamza, rector of El Fat mosque, poses for a photograph inside a disused former fire station which is being fitted for use as a prayer hall, Paris, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. For years, Muslims by the hundreds, dodging foot and vehicle traffic, have unfurled rugs on northern Paris sidewalks and put their foreheads to the ground outside two mosques for Friday prayers - for the simple reason that there's not enough space inside. Now the interior minister - who's also one of President Nicolas Sarkozy's top advisers - has devised a stopgap solution: On Friday, a unused former fire station nearby will be outfitted to host two large prayer halls. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jacques Brinon
Thu, Sep 15, 2011 12:49 PM EDT