The Grand Mosque - Oman
Middle East
The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. One of the most impressive Islamic buildings in the world. The central chandelier holds the Guinness World Record for the largest chandelier in the world.
Copyright: Eric walker
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Uploaded: 21/10/2013
Updated: 08/07/2014


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