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the Dome of the Rock: Haram Al-Sharif

Haram Al-Sharif

25.12.2012: Jerusalem. Begun in 688 and finished in 691. The first major sanctuary constructed in Islam and built as a competitor to the Constantinian basilica of the Holy Sepulchre (destroyed in the 11th century at the command of the Fatimid Caliph Al-Hakim).

Credit: Nick Thompson / Flickr