This file photo taken on December 19, 2015 shows people passing by the entrance to the Al-Ghazali theology institute of the Grand Mosque of Paris. / AFP / PATRICK KOVARIK
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Hundreds of French mosques are participating in a major open-house event this weekend, offering visitors the opportunity to come in for tea and a chat about Islam in a country shaken by extremist attacks.Following the November attacks, in which extremists killed 130 people, France declared a state of emergency which has seen police staging around 20 raids on Muslim places of worship.Although not all of France's 2,500 mosques and places of worship are taking part, the most important ones are, including the Grand Mosque of Paris.
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