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Safi, Morocco

team of the same name is one of Morocco's best, having won the "Coupe du Trône" several times. Notable people from Safi *Abderrahim Goumri: Moroccan (Morocco) long-distance runner *Abraham Ben Zmirro: 15th century rabbi *Abu Mohammed Salih: 12th century religious leader *Aharon Nahmias: Israeli politician *Ahmed Ghayby: Member of the Moroccan football federation and president of Olympic Safi *Brahim Boulami & Khalid Boulami


Acolman

of battlements, the single bell tower, the open chapel and the Plateresque facade identify the complex as a classic 16th century religious construction. The fortress appearance of complexes of this time were not literally for protection but rather served to dominate the landscape much as mediaeval castles in Europe did. In areas where there are carefully fitted stones, these stones have been carved. The construction of the monastery is attributed to Andrés de Olmos. Restoration work has been done in this complex since the 1920s, which has revealed all of the church’s facade and the atrium is terraced down to its original level of construction. This has exposed the flood damage from the colonial period. Most of the murals and frescos had been buried under years of plaster and paints before being restored. thumb left Looking towards the facade of the church from the main gate (File:GateAcolmanMx.JPG) The complex is fronted by a large square atrium (Atrium (architecture)), and a courtyard before that, the two of which are today separated by a road The most important feature of this atrium area is the with a combined territory of 82.65km2. A little under half the municipality’s population lives in the town proper. The municipality borders the municipalities of Temascalapa, Acolman, Otumba de Gómez Farías, San Martín de las Pirámides and Tecámac.


Ávila, Spain


Polotsk

Category:Populated places in Vitebsk Region Category:Vitebsk Governorate Category:Magdeburg Law Category:Trading posts of the Hanseatic League Literature Belarusian literature began with 11th- to 13th-century religious scripture, such as the 12th-century poetry of Cyril of Turaw. Wikipedia:Polotsk Commons:Category:Polatsk


Nazareth

family Happitzetz (הפצץ), for at least several centuries after the Bar Kochva (Simon bar Kokhba) revolt. In the 6th century, religious narrations from local Christians about the Virgin Mary (Blessed Virgin Mary) began to spark interest in the site among pilgrims, who founded the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation at the site of a freshwater spring, today known as Mary's Well. Around 570, the Anonymous of Piacenza (Antoninus of Piacenza) reports travelling from Sepphoris


Youngstown, Ohio

for Our Community" Schulman was the author of several theological and historical books, and specialized particularly in the study of 19th-century religious figures, especially Charles Wellbeloved, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and James Martineau. He was also a minister for most of his life, serving in Youngstown, Ohio, and at Emerson Church in Houston, Texas, for 25 years, in addition to many other churches, some in England. Schulman served


Vilnius

was still occupied by the Soviet Army (January Events). * In Belarus International Sakharov Environmental University was named after him. Literature Belarusian literature began with 11th- to 13th-century religious scripture, such as the 12th-century poetry of Cyril of Turaw. WikiPedia:Vilnius Dmoz:Regional Europe Lithuania Localities Vilnius Commons:Category:Vilnius


Aleppo

sculptor ''Khachadur Bali'' in 1691. It was used as an Armenian elementary school during the 20th century. Religious buildings thumb Al-Shibani Church (File:Al-Shibani Alp8.JPG)-School *Great Mosque of Aleppo (Jāmi' Bani Omayya al-Kabīr), founded c. 715 by Umayyad caliph Walid I and most likely completed by his successor Sulayman (Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik). The building contains a tomb associated with Zachary (Zechariah (priest)), father of John the Baptist


Peterborough

by the Dane (Danes (Germanic tribe))s, and Northampton was a Danish fort, until in 921 it was recovered by Edward the Elder, who fortified Towcester in that year. In 656 numerous lands in the neighborhood of Wisbech were included in the endowment (Financial endowment) of the abbey of Peterborough, and in the same century religious houses were established at Ely (Ely, Cambridgeshire) and Thorney (Thorney, Cambridgeshire), both of which, however, were destroyed during


Vatican City

was invited to a Cross-century Religious Dialogue with Pope John Paul II. Under the invitation of the Roman Catholic Church at the Vatican (Vatican City), Hsing Yun met with the Pope to promote inter-religious exchange between the two parties and to pray for world peace. On June 21, 2006, Hsing Yun met John Paul II's successor, Pope Benedict XVI, in a general audience at St. Peter's Basilica. During the meeting, Benedict XVI expressed his best regards for the Taiwanese and said he will pray for them. The Pope also expressed the hope of meeting the Taiwanese people. Bakhtiar dissolved SAVAK, freed political prisoners, ordered the army to allow mass demonstrations, promised free elections and invited Khomeinists and other revolutionaries into a government of "national unity". "Demonstrations allowed", ABC Evening News for Monday, January 15, 1979. After stalling for a few days Bakhtiar allowed Ayatollah Khomeini to return to Iran, asking him to create a Vatican (Vatican City)-like state in Qom and calling upon the opposition to help preserve the constitution. Vatican City In July 2007, Vatican City announced a plan to become the first carbon-neutral state in the world, following the politics of the Pope to eliminate global warming. The goal would be reached through the donation of the Vatican Climate Forest in Hungary. The forest is to be sized to offset the year's carbon dioxide emissions. The Vatican to go carbon neutral However, no trees have actually been planted as of 2008. right 230px thumb St. Peter's Square in Vatican City. (Image:Place-Saint-Pierre-foule.jpg) The Mujahedeen Army, a group of insurgents in Iraq (w:Iraq) has posted a message on the Internet threatening attacks on Vatican City (w:Vatican City) in Rome, Italy (w:Rome, Italy). Vatican City (w:Vatican City) has not released the contents or details of the letter, but news agencies in Iran report that the letter contains a discussion about the United Nations (w:United Nations) resolution against Iran, which imposes sanctions. The Vatican (w:Vatican City) reported that Pope Benedict XVI (w:Pope Benedict XVI) was the first to know of the Jesuits' decision and immediately gave his required approval. The information was announced that the Pope had accepted an invitation to visit the United Kingdom (w:United Kingdom) from Prime Minister (w:Prime Minister) Gordon Brown (w:Gordon Brown). The latter had visited the Vatican City (w:Vatican City) three times and had invited the Pope to come to Great Britain in February 2009. Downing Street (w:Downing Street) is expected to confirm the arrangements later today. This visit would make the first Papal visit to the UK since Pope John Paul II (w:Pope John Paul II)'s visit in 1982. However, John Paul's visit was on a pastoral basis, so this is set to be the first state visit to the UK by a pope in that it is the first to follow an official invitation. Leaders from the Vatican (w:Vatican City) and the Muslim (w:Muslim) community around the world have deplored the vote as an attack on religious freedom. The Swiss government has also expressed shame at the result, and expects repercussions from Muslim countries with which it does business. Some politicians from other countries, however, defended the ban.


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