This is the Mother Cabrini Shrine near Lookout Mountain west of Golden, Colorado. Mother Cabrini was the first American to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Find more information here: http://www.den-cabrini-shrine.org/ .
At the opening the Pope said: “Shrine of Our Lady of Tears, you were erected to remind the Church of the tears of our Mother.” “The tears of Mary belong to the order of signs: They testify to the presence of our Mother in the Church and in the world. A mother weeps when she sees her children threatened by evil, be it spiritual or physical.”
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 />
After her son died, Safiye was no longer Queen Mother, with a queen's powers and revenues, so her mosque...
Border Traffic between Syria and Iraq, before the Iraq war. You can see a truck line on the Syria site waiting for passing the border. // Grenzverkahr zwischen Syrien und Irak, vor dem Irak-Krieg. Auf der Syrischen Seite sieht man eine LKW-Schange, die auf die Einreise in den Irak wartet.