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In pictures: Sikh temple opens
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Organisers said 40,000 people came to see the inauguration of Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, in Southall, west London
Man throws confetti over men in ceremonial dress
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The atmosphere was one of pride and celebration among the large Sikh community in the area
Inside the main hall
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Inside, the temple can hold up to 3,000
Dining hall
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The temple, which is also a community centre, offers a library, seminar room, a free space and dining hall
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An organiser said the temple mixed Sikh values with contemporary British culture
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The temple took only three years to build, and cost 17m - raised entirely by the British Sikh community
Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
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The new temple is second in size only to the magnificent Golden Temple in Amritsar, India

17m Sikh temple opens
30 Mar 03  |  England

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