Jerusalem old city market
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Jerusalem old city market

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The market (souq, shuq) in the old city of Jerusalem, 2010.

Hand held panorama using a Philopod, Nikon D90 and Nikkor 10.5mm fisheye.

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Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.

Text by Steve Smith.

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