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Turning a new leaf: Kabul library unveils world's largest Koran

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Mohammad Saber Yaqoti Hussaini Khedri , second left, the calligrapher of the biggest copy of the holy Koran in the world, stands with his nine students around the Koran ahead of its unveiling at a ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jan. 12, 2012.

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Hussaini Khedrit and his students display an oversized page from the Koran at the Naser Khusro Balkhi Library during an opening ceremony in Kabul on Jan. 12, 2012. The Naser Khusro Balkhi Library was founded by The Aga Khan Foundation in Kabul.

Calligrapher Mohammad Saber Yaqoti Hussaini Khedri says that it took him and nine of his students five years to complete the writing of the world's biggest copy of Islam's holy Koran, according to The Associated Press.

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An Afghan calligrapher has spent five years creating the world's largest Koran. TODAY.com's Richard Lui reports.