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Sacred tourist site: Flickr photo of the day

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(Photo: P VanSchalkwyk / Flickr)

Muslims are called to prayer five times each day and no matter where, they turn toward Mecca, kneel and pray. In cities throughout the world the Adhan (call to worship) can be heard coming from loudspeakers at local mosques. Few mosques anywhere, however, are more beautiful than the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

With gold-tipped minarets and bold architecture that is a fusion of Arab, Persian, Mughal and Moorish, it is ranked as one of the world’s 25 top attractions.

Photograph by P. VanSchalkwyk

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