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Israel - Bethlehem - Mosque of Omar in Manger Square

The Mosque of Omar is the oldest and only mosque in the old city of Bethlehem, located in Manger Square, near the Church of the Nativity.

The existing Mosque was built in 1860 and was last renovated in 1954. The Mosque is a symbol of religious co-existence in Bethlehem.

It was built on lands donated by the Greek Orthodox Church to the Muslims, and it is the only Muslim shrine of worship in the Old City of Bethlehem.

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  • Uploaded on June 1, 2012
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    by Paolo Grassi
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D60
    • Taken on 2011/12/30 13:05:06
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 55.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash