place of worship

A place of worship is a specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study. A building constructed or used for this purpose is sometimes called a house of worship. Temples, churches, synagogues and mosques are examples of structures created for worship. A monastery, particularly for Buddhists, may serve both to house those belonging to religious orders and as a place of worship for visitors. Natural or topographical features may also serve as places of worship, and are considered holy or sacrosanct in some religions; the rituals associated with the Ganges river are an example in Hinduism. Under International Humanitarian Law and the Geneva Conventions, religious buildings are offered special protection, similar to the protection guaranteed hospitals displaying the Red Cross or Red Crescent. These international laws of war bar firing upon or from a religious building. Religious architecture expresses the religious beliefs, aesthetic choices, and economic and technological capacity of those who create or adapt it, and thus places of worship show great variety depending on time and place.
Romanesque building - Church of St. Mary in Inowrocław
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Romanesque building

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Painting-Orthodox - painting with an Orthodox climate
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Painting-Orthodox

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Arab Emirates - colorful ship at the wharf
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Arab Emirates

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Roses and bells - florets in front of the church
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Roses and bells

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Orthodox climates - colorful church buildings
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Orthodox climates

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Budapest - colorful puzzle puzzle
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Budapest

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Church in the forest - complicated puzzle
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Church in the forest

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architecture - colorful puzzle jigsaw
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Eastern building - colorful puzzle jigsaw
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Eastern building

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Chinese building - colorful puzzle jigsaw
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Chinese building

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architecture

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Beautiful gardens - colorful puzzle puzzle
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Beautiful gardens

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Asian buildings - puzzle-Asian construction
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Asian buildings

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Abstraction - complicated puzzle
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Abstraction

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Interior decor - complicated puzzle
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Landscape - complicated puzzle
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architecture - complicated puzzle
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architecture - complicated puzzle
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abbey in Provence - Historic land in southeastern France, on the Mediterranean, east of the lower reaches of the Rhone.
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Landscape - complicated puzzle
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architecture - complicated puzzle
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architecture - complicated puzzle
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architecture - complicated puzzle
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A little bit of Russia - complicated puzzle
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A little bit of Russia

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architecture - complicated puzzle
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architecture - complicated puzzle
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architecture - a complicated puzzle
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architecture

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Landscape - complicated puzzle
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architecture - Ruthenian church construction
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Bird's-eye view - View of the Basilica from the bird's eye view in Wadowice.
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Small castle - very nice castle in perfect condition
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Small castle

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Giant Mountains - Karkonosze Wang Temple
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Giant Mountains

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