The iconic Mesa Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints becomes a major attraction during the Christmas season. Each year the event is host to almost one million visitors who come to enjoy the beautiful lights as well as nightly musical concerts. The display has hundreds of thousands of colorful lights, a large nativity display, and holiday dioramas that blanket the garden area. Hundreds of volunteers will donate thousands of hours of labor throughout the holiday season to create and maintain the displays. The Mesa Arizona Temple completed in 1927 is located in Mesa’s historic district near to the old downtown area. The building was designed by the same architects that designed the Utah State Capital building. The grounds surrounding the Temple feature a cactus garden and large reflection pools. The Temple is also the site of the largest outdoor Easter pageant in the world.
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The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.