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Shimmering on the banks of the Yamuna River, the marble Taj Mahal is an architectural spectacle, its symmetry — four minarets and matching mosques on two sides — enhanced by its reflection on the water. Because worshipers must face east, only one of the mosques is functional; the other was duplicated for purposes of symmetry.
Scott Kraft / Los Angeles Times
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