Video and picture sharing app Snapchat marked Islam Awareness Week in the UK with a filter dedicated to the event aimed at removing misconceptions about the religion.

The filter, which carried the phrase Young, Muslim and British, was made available on Thursday.

Muslim users in the UK posted selfies and videos to show their houses, workplaces and general lifestyles as well as to explain a bit about Islam and what it means to them.

"A Muslim doesn't have to look a certain way, first of all its about what's in their hearts, what they believe and how they treat other people," said one Snapchat user.

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