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Istanbul - Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Istanbul - Hagia Sophia Minaret
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The Hagia Sophia (Turkish Aya Sofya) is a striking mixture of Christian and Islamic religion. The construction belonged to the archtectural wonders of the world but was outranged by St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome thousand years later in the 17th century.
Istanbul - Hagia Sophia
Date: Oct 14, 2008
Longitude: 28 58.64'
Latitude: 41 0.43'

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Map references: left: courtesy CIA, middle: courtesy US LoC Map Collection, right: courtesy NASA.
This page has been updated on: 2009-Mar-24