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Karbala, Iraq. Satellite image of Karbala, the capital city of the Al Karbala province, Iraq. Shi'a Muslims consider it to be one of the holiest places in the world. It is also one of the wealthiest city's in Iraq, owing to its religious visitors and agricultural produce, which includes dates. Image taken on 3 January 2003 by Space Imaging's Ikonos satellite.
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