The Blue Mosque is a tranquil oasis in the center of Mazār-i-Sharīf, the fourth-largest city in Afghanistan. As its name implies, the sacred structure is famed for its brilliant blue hues. Worshippers and doves flock to this beautiful landmark. A symbol of love and peace, the birds have been raised on the property since the 12th century.
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