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Notes on the Geography of Uzbekistan: Samarkand: Bibi Khanum Mosque: Photo 9

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One of two side domes on the other sides of the quadrangle.  In the shade straight ahead sits a massive marble lectern that once held the same Omar Qur'an that's now in Tashkent.  The lectern was inside the prayer hall until moved here by the Soviets, who feared that the building would collapse on top of it.

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