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Idgah mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan

Idgah mosque, Kabul, Afghanistan

A mosque inside of kabul.

Editor's note: There appear to be ruins to the west, and a football (soccer) field to the east.
Rating of 3.508/03/2005592Google Earth Logo
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Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

Imam Ali Mosque, Najaf, Iraq

This mosque is at the famous Najaf cemetery where all Shi'a desire to be buried. Scene of a horrific car bombing during US occupation of 2003-? Many Shi'a make a pilgrimage to this mosque.
Rating of 3.508/02/2005968Google Earth Logo
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Armenian Church, Baghdad, Iraq

Armenian Church, Baghdad, Iraq

No rating yet08/02/2005540Google Earth Logo
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al Khulafa mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

al Khulafa mosque, Baghdad, Iraq

Seen as a whole, the building is not one mass. It does not convey the feeling of some singular thing, welded together to give the impression of a gigantic powerful organism. The Khulafa Mosque is a composed assembly of parts.
No rating yet08/02/2005406Google Earth Logo
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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 3.61818181808/01/20051,268Google Earth Logo
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Potala Palace

Potala Palace

residence of the dalai lama
Rating of 408/01/2005539Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet08/01/2005648Google Earth Logo
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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.
Rating of 407/31/2005771Google Earth Logo
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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

posted by 3lumi
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Mormon Temple Germany

Mormon Temple Germany

Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints Freiberg/Germany
Rating of 007/29/2005556Google Earth Logo
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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
Rating of 207/24/2005691Google Earth Logo
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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.
Rating of 3.107/21/20051,240Google Earth Logo
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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.
No rating yet07/19/20053,254Google Earth Logo
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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

The unfinished Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Started in 1882 and still in construction...
Rating of 3.12507/19/20051,790Google Earth Logo
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