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King Abdullah Orders Expansion of Medina Mosque, SPA Reports

June 29 (Bloomberg) -- Saudi King Abdullah has ordered the expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, the official Saudi Press Agency reported, citing Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf.

The mosque will be expanded in three phases, the minister said today in a statement to SPA. Medina, in western Saudi Arabia, is the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca and the resting place of the Prophet Mohammed.

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