Istiqlal Mosque Jakarta

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Istiqlal Mosque Jakarta

Construction of Jakarta’s Istiqlal Mosque, was begun by Sukarno in the 1960s as a reminder of Indonesia’s struggle for independence (the word Istiqlal means Independence) and finally inaugurated in 1978. Able to accommodate up to 75,000 worshippers, it is the largest mosque in South-East Asia. David Dare Parker/The Stand