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Thinking of those many lives lost today…

Thinking of those many lives lost today in the tragic and cowardly bombings in #Ankara, #Turkey. Hoping for #peace. | In this photo, the moon rises behind the domes and minarets of #Hagia #Sophia, a #church turned #mosque turned – quite brilliantly – into a #secular museum by #Ataturk in 1935. To me, Hagia Sophia has always been a symbol of how the various peoples and faiths in a diverse nation like Turkey can figure out how to get along through solid leadership and a desire to do so. May more of the same return to Turkey, to the Middle East, and, yes, to here in the USA. As Ataturk said: “Let [my people] worship as they will, every man can follow his own conscience provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him act against the liberty of his fellow men.” #Ἁγία #Σοφία #HagiaSophia #sanctasopfia #ayasofya #istanbul #liveyouradventure #mustafakemalataturk

Hagia Sophia

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About the Author : Jake NortonClimber, guide, photographer, speaker, founder of www.Challenge21.com, and - most importantly - husband and father.View all posts by Jake Norton

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