Copenhagen's skyline received a new addition this morning when a 20-metre minaret was put in place at the upcoming mosque in Copenhagen's Nordvest district.

It is the first minaret in Denmark, but its purpose will be primarily symbolic as Danish law forbids using minarets to broadcast a call to prayer.

The minaret belongs to the 6,800 sqm Sunni mosque on Rovsingsgade, which is being viewed as the first 'real' mosque in Denmark and which will be the largest in Scandinavia upon its completion.

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