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Egyptian artist spends three years to create ‘world’s biggest’ Quran

CAIRO: An Egyptian artist who educated himself after dropping out of school has spent three years creating what he hopes is the world's biggest Quran. Saad Mohammed, who has hand-painted Islamic motifs on the walls and ceilings of his home in the town of Belqina, north of Cairo, has reproduced the Muslim holy book on a paper scroll 700 metres long. He displays the intricately decorated manuscript in a large wooden box with rollers at each end. "This Quran is 700 metres long, and of course that's a large…