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Emperor Leon VI kneels before Jesus Christ in a mosaic at the Aya Sofya, or as it is called in English, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, in  Istanbul Turkey.  The Aya Sofya was completed in 537 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian as a church and then was converted to a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453. Ataturk then proclaimed the mosque a museum in 1935 . (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Lauren Padden)


Destination Turkey: Istanbul

Emperor Leon VI kneels before Jesus Christ in a mosaic at the Aya Sofya, or as it is called in English, the Church of the Divine Wisdom, in Istanbul Turkey. The Aya Sofya was completed in 537 AD by Roman Emperor Justinian as a church and then was converted to a mosque by Mehmet the Conqueror in 1453. Ataturk then proclaimed the mosque a museum in 1935 . (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Lauren Padden)

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