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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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Mihrimah Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Mihrimah Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Built by Sinan in the 16th century. Located in Uskudar.
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Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Ortakoy Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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Semsi Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Semsi Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Rum (Greek) Mehmed Pasa became the grand vizier (Veziriazam) of Mehmed II in 1466 and held this position until 1469 when he was executed and replaced by the former grand vizier, Mahmud Pasa. His mosque is located on a hill overlooking the Bosphorus on the Anatolian side, in the district of Üsküdar. The inscriptive plaque of the mosque, composed in Arabic, dates the building to 876 (1471). It wa...
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Eyup Sultan Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Eyup Sultan Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Eyup Sultan Mosque is located in Istanbul in the north end of Halic (the Golden Horn) in Eyup region. It is built where Hz Eyyubu El-Ensari (An important Islamic character) was thought to be buried, he was one of the first acceptors of Islam and died during the first Islamic siege of Istanbul in 688-669. A tomb and a mosque was built by the command of Mehmed the Conqueror. The first mosque was ...
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Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Kilic Ali Pasa Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Commodore of the Ottoman Navy, Kilic Ali Pasha commissioned Mimar Sinan to construct him a mosque in 1580. Appointed to head the Ottoman Navy after his victory at Inebahti, Kilic Ali Pasha was an Ottoman admiral who originated from Italy. He converted to Islam to serve under Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (1520-1566) after he had been caputered by pirats during his youth. After his retirem...
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Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Nusretiye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The Nusretiye Mosque was erected between 1823 and 1826 by Mahmud II (1784-1839) as part of a larger project to rebuild the Tophane artillery barracks that burnt in the Firuzaga fire. It is located off the Western shore of the Bosphorus, below Tophane or the Canon Foundry established by Mehmed II (1432-1481) and was built on the former site of the Mosque of the Artillery Barracks (Tophane-i Amir...
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Dome of Milan

Dome of Milan

Duomo di Milano
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Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame Cathedral

Notre Dame de Paris (French for "Our Lady of Paris," meaning the church in Paris dedicated to Mary, the mother of Jesus), often known simply as Notre Dame in English, is a gothic cathedral on the eastern half of the Île de la Cité in Paris, France, with its main entrance to the west. While a major tourist destination, it is still used as a Roman Catholic cathedral (archbishopric of Pa...
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Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Cambodian temple built in 12th century. Angkor Thom is to the north.
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Duomo, Florence

Duomo, Florence

Cathedral in Florence, Italy
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Jesus-Christ-Saviour temple - moscow

Jesus-Christ-Saviour temple - moscow

The Jesus-Christ-Saviour temple in Moscow
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Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey

An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history - the shrine of St Edward the Confessor, the tombs of kings and queens, and countless memorials to the famous and the great. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions. Today it is still a church dedicated to regular ...
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Saint Peter Basilica

Saint Peter Basilica

Located in the São Pedro's Square, this piece of art has big importance for the Catholic people.
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