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Turkey Changes the Tourist Magnet Hagia Sophia From a Museum to a Mosque

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An interior shot from the Hagia Sophia, or Ayasofya, which has had a history as a museum, a mosque, and a cathedral in Istanbul, Turkey. Pedro Szekely / Flickr

Skift Take: Officials still want Hagia Sophia to draw about four million tourists a year. But authorities may obscure some of the structure’s glorious mosaics and frescoes to comply with interpretations of Islam that ban the portrayal of people and animals. 

— Sean O’Neill

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