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Blue Mosque
Masjid-i Kabud, Blue Mosque, Tabriz, Iran, photograph by Antoin Sevruguin, fl. 1880s-1930. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institute.

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