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Thousands of Muslims joined a procession though Small Heath Park yesterday to celebrate a festival marking the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. The celebrators marched with banners through the park and up the road leading to the Ghamkol Sharif mosque, on Golden Hillock Road, in Small Heath.

They were followed by worshippers in cars chanting over loudspeakers, giving the procession a carnival atmosphere.

A spokesman for the Ghamkol Sharif Mosque said the event had gone off without a hitch, and had been a spiritual time as well as great fun for everyone involved... We do this every year, and everyone had a really wonderful time."

The Yawm an-Nabi (day of the prophet) festival is held in the Islamic month of Rabi' al-Awwal every year and celebrates the birth of Mohammed in Mecca in 570.

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