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Church shaped like a giant violin opens in China

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 6, 2016 at 3:32 PM

FOSHAN, China, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Chinese Christian congregation has dedicated its new church, which measures more than 120 feet high and is shaped like a giant violin.

The Yanbu Church, nicknamed the "violin church" as a result of its design, was officially dedicated this week in Foshan, Guangdong Province.

The seven-story building includes living quarters for preachers and guest rooms for visitors.

The Rev. Yu Qing, an official with the church, was quoted by the China Christian Daily as saying the church's design is meant to evoke the need for practice, an important part of both musicianship and Christianity.

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