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al Gailan Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

al Gailan Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

Abd Al-Kadir Al-Gailani Mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

Although built some 700 hundred years ago by Abu Said Al-Mubarak Bin Ali Al-Mukharrami, this school is famous for being the living and teaching place of his pupil, Sheikh Abd Al-Kadir Al-Gailani. The Sufi Sheikh was later burried at this site in 1165. The Ottoman Sultan, Sulaiman the Magnificent, laid the foundation plans for much of ...
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Sacre Couer

Sacre Couer

The Basilica of the Sacré Cœur (Sacred Heart) is a Parisian Roman Catholic church and landmark, crowning the butte Montmartre ('Montmartre hill'), the highest point in Paris.

Rating of 3.61818181808/01/20051,269Google Earth Logo
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Potala Palace

Potala Palace

residence of the dalai lama
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Grand mosque Abu Dhabi

Grand mosque Abu Dhabi

Mosque in Abu Dhabi
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Grand Mosque of Bamako

Grand Mosque of Bamako

The Grand Mosque of Mali's capitol city. US Embassy is two blocks due west. To the south is the Niger River, which will enter the Atlantic ocean in Nigeria, 1100 mile southeast.
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Ibn Tulun Mosque, Cairo

Ibn Tulun Mosque, Cairo

Reflecting the characteristics of Abassid art, This beautiful mosque is featured on the Egyptian five pound note. It is the oldest preserved mosque in Egypt.
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The Basilica di Santa Maria, Florence

The Basilica di Santa Maria, Florence

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (also known as The Duomo) is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence.
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Church of Elisabeth

Church of Elisabeth

The Church of Elisabeth is probably the earliest gothical building of churches on German soil and the most well-known building in Marburg. Honours the holy Elizabeth of Thuringia, daughter the king of Hungary and Widow of Count Ludwig IV. of Thuringia, whose tomb itself is found in the church. The building was begun in the year of its holy speaking (1235) and completed 1283

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Prayer Tower

Prayer Tower

The Oral Roberts Prayer Tower in Tulsa is a powerful magnet for those seeking spiritual shock therapy -- or fundamentalist fun. This "20th Century Cross", with a stylized crown of thorns and an outer skeleton of plastic PVC pipes (you can still see the printed specs scrawled on them), offers visitors a heavenly view of Oral Roberts University.

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Mainz Cathedral

Mainz Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Archbishops of Mainz Additional Info from Piranha: From Wikipedia: Mainz Cathedral, formally known in English as St. Martin Cathedral; in German Mainzer Dom, is located near the historical center and pedestrianized market square of the city of Mainz, Germany. Its red-sandstone, six-towered body commands prominence in the skyline of Mainz. This Roman Catholic cathedra...
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Fritzlar Dom

Fritzlar Dom

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Mormon Temple Germany

Mormon Temple Germany

Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints Freiberg/Germany
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The Great Mosque (Al-Masjid al-Haram ) - Makkah (or Mecca)

The Great Mosque (Al-Masjid al-Haram ) - Makkah (or Mecca)

The sanctuary or relic of the Islam. Additional information from: scouting_gerbil This is the Great Mosque in the Islamic Holy City of Makkah. Every year thousands of Hajjis (Muslim pilgrims) gather here to worship Allah on the Hajj (pilgrimage). The box in the centre is the Kaaba, a shrine built by Prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael. Although it is white here, every year in January the Ka...
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Mosque of Samarra with spiral ziggurat, Iraq

Mosque of Samarra with spiral ziggurat, Iraq

Ruins of a huge mosque 2500 years old, with spiral tower famous to artists and architects. Located approx. 80 miles northwest of Baghdad. See novel "Appointment in Samarra" by John O'Hara.

Editor's note/additional info from user "Watts": This is the Great Mosque of Samarra and the famous Malwiya spiral minaret. The mosque was designed to seat 80,000 people and at 409,000 square f...
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Mosque of Medina

Mosque of Medina

Tomb of the prophet Mohammed, his daughter, Fatima and the caliph, Omar. Usually visited as part a pilgrimage to Mecca (or hajj).

Masjid al-Nabawi or Mosque of the Prophet is the second holiest mosque in the Islamic world. The original mosque was built by Muhammad (SAAW). In the middle of the mosque is the shrine of the Prophet Muhammad(SAAW), known as Gumbad-e-Khizra or Dome of the Pro...
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Haram Mosque

Haram Mosque

The Haram Mosque (al-Masjid al-Haram, or The Sacred Mosque) is considered by Muslims to be the holiest place on Earth. It is the focal point of the hajj pilgrimage required of all able-bodied Muslims.

Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Masjid_al-Haram
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Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in the seat of the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and is located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, between W. 110th Street (Cathedral Parkway) and W. 113th Street in Manhattan.

Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Saint_John_the_Divine
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Bahaii Lotus Temple - New Delhi

Bahaii Lotus Temple - New Delhi

The lotus temple of the Bahaii faith in New Delhi, India.
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George Washington Masonic Temple

George Washington Masonic Temple

George Washington Masonic Temple located in Alexandria, Virginia.
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Church of Scientology, Clearwater

Church of Scientology, Clearwater

Church of Scientology main religious retreat and related properties.
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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The unfinished Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Started in 1882 and still in construction...
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LDS Fresno Temple

LDS Fresno Temple

The Fresno California Temple is the 78th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple has approximately 10,700 square feet of floor space and includes a celestial room, two endowment rooms seating 40 people in each room, two sealing rooms, and a baptistry. The exterior is gray granite, quarried near Fresno. The spire is topped by a gold statue of the angel Mor...
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LDS Washington D.C. Temple

LDS Washington D.C. Temple

The design of the Washington D.C. Temple was patterned after the Salt Lake Temple, with six spires adjoining the building at either end, the tallest of which rises 288 feet over the Washington beltway. It is located on a wooded hill overlooking Rock Creek Park. The Washington D.C. Temple was the first since the Los Angeles Temple to include an assembly hall. More than 750,000 visitors viewed th...
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Salt Lake Temple Square

Salt Lake Temple Square

Within days of the arrival of the first wagons of Latter-day Saint settlers in July 1847, pioneer leader Brigham Young waved his hand over a spot of hard, dry ground and announced that at that precise location they would build a temple, their most sacred place of worship.
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New Mosque (Yeni Cami), Istanbul, Turkey

New Mosque (Yeni Cami), Istanbul, Turkey

The New Mosque (Yeni Cami), in Istanbul's Eminönü district on the Golden Horn at the southern end of Galata Bridge, is officially the Mosque of the Valide Sultan (Queen Mother) because it was commissioned by Safiye, mother of Sultan Mehmet III in 1597.<br />
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After her son died, Safiye was no longer Queen Mother, with a queen's powers and revenues, so her mosque...
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