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Muslim women reacted angrily this week to a new ruling that the sexes must be separated during prayers at the Great Mosque in Paris - France's biggest Muslim centre.

Female worshipers at the Great Mosque of Paris, the oldest and most prestigious in the country, are demanding the right to pray alongside men following the mosque's decision to separate the sexes.

After a ruling earlier this month, women must pray in a separate room located underneath the main prayer hall.


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