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Muslim men wash at the cleansing wall before entering the Topkapi Palace.
street vendor
city center Istanbul
Above and Below: Vendors in Istanbul sell bread and fish.
fish vendor, Istanbul
Hagia Sophia Mosque
washing wall, Topkapi Palace
The Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul. Over the years since its dedication in the year 360, it has served as both a mosque and a cathedral. Today it is a museum.
a mosque minaret
small mosque
A small mosque sits at the foot of the Bosphorus River bridge.
the Bosphorus Bridge
The Bosphorus Bridge crosses over the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul, connecting Europe and Asia.
Blue Mosque, Istanbul
The Blue Mosque in Istanbul is so called for the blue tiles in its interior. The mosque, identified by its six marinets, is also called the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It was built between 1609 and 1616 and is, today, open to the public.

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