Diamond Jubilee: Manchester mosque celebrates

Jubilee celebration at Darul Amaan Mosque in Hulme
Image caption Worshippers at Darul Amaan Mosque wanted to show that Islam is patriotic

Worshippers at a Manchester mosque have marked the Queen's Diamond Jubilee joining with local residents in the celebrations.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association held a gathering at the Darul Amaan Mosque in Hulme.

Spokesman Dr Imran Kahn said: "We want to promote Islam's teaching of being patriotic to the country you live in."

The mosque was covered in decorative lighting and flags, with a large banner congratulating the Queen.

Elsewhere in Manchester the Big Lunch saw local people invited to the nation's biggest picnic to celebrate the Jubilee in Exchange Square.

On Monday, Manchester Cathedral will be one of 4,000 venues across the UK where a Jubilee beacon will be lit.

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