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Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues bear witness to more than five centuries of Bosnia's multi-faith past, and the capital Sarajevo is known locally as a "small Jerusalem" with its main ethnic groups - Orthodox Serbs, Catholic Croats and Muslim Bosniaks - all worshipping within metres of each other.
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August 09, 2017
Effendi Ibranovic Dzemail poses for a photograph inside Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina,...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Effendi Ibranovic Dzemail poses for a photograph inside Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 20, 2017. "Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik is famous because it has many different colours inside. You can compare that with different religions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia is beautiful and colourful precisely because of its multiculturalism. That is the true value of this country, which we should preserve and nurture," Dzemail said. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Chairs are lined up in Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Chairs are lined up in Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. The Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Cathedral dates to 1888. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Shishman Ibrahim Pasha Mosque stands in Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. Shishman Ibrahim...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Shishman Ibrahim Pasha Mosque stands in Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. Shishman Ibrahim Pasha Mosque dates to 1562 and is a single-dome mosque. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Decorations adorn the walls of Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 20, 2017....
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Decorations adorn the walls of Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 20, 2017. The mosque dates to 1757. "Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik is famous because it has many different colours inside. You can compare that with different religions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Bosnia is beautiful and colourful precisely because of its multiculturalism. That is the true value of this country, which we should preserve and nurture," Effendi Ibranovic Dzemail said. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Friar Zeljko Brkic poses for a photograph inside Kraljeva Sutjeska Franciscan monastery in Kraljeva Sutjeska,...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Friar Zeljko Brkic poses for a photograph inside Kraljeva Sutjeska Franciscan monastery in Kraljeva Sutjeska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 22, 2017. Kraljeva Sutjeska Franciscan monastery dates to 1385. "Bosnia can only survive as a multi-ethnic state, no matter how much politicians try to convince us that this is not possible," Brkic said. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
A chandelier hangs from the ceiling at Kraljeva Sutjeska Franciscan monastery in Kraljeva Sutjeska, Bosnia...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
A chandelier hangs from the ceiling at Kraljeva Sutjeska Franciscan monastery in Kraljeva Sutjeska, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 22, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Hierodeacon Nektarije poses for a photograph at Zitomislic Serbian Orthodox monastery in Zitomislici,...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Hierodeacon Nektarije poses for a photograph at Zitomislic Serbian Orthodox monastery in Zitomislici, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. The monastery dates to 1566, and took more than 40 years to complete. "It is very important that we have here different cultures and religions, and that based on that we can easily build and verify our own identities," Nektarije said. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
A decorative wooden door is seen at Zitomislic Serbian Orthodox monastery in Zitomislici, Bosnia and...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
A decorative wooden door is seen at Zitomislic Serbian Orthodox monastery in Zitomislici, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Decorative paintings adorn the walls and ceiling of Zitomislic Serbian Orthodox monastery in Zitomislici,...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Decorative paintings adorn the walls and ceiling of Zitomislic Serbian Orthodox monastery in Zitomislici, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Decorative paintings adorn the walls and ceiling of Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue in Sarajevo, Bosnia...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Decorative paintings adorn the walls and ceiling of Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 28, 2017. The Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue was designed by architect Karel Parik and built in 1902. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
People walk past the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 28, 2017. Supervising...
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People walk past the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 28, 2017. Supervising architect Josip Vancas modelled the 19th century cathedral after the Notre-Dame in Dijon, France. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Decorative paintwork adorns the walls and ceiling of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Decorative paintwork adorns the walls and ceiling of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Paintings cover the ceiling of Orthodox Temple Hercegovacka Gracanica in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina,...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Paintings cover the ceiling of Orthodox Temple Hercegovacka Gracanica in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. Serbian poet Jovan Ducic (1871-1943) is buried at the temple. He was originally buried at Saint Sava Orthodox monastery in Libertyville, U.S., but was reinterred at Hercegovacka Gracanica when the temple opened in 2000 in accordance with his wishes. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Light filters through decorative windows inside Shishman Ibrahim Pasha Mosque in Pocitelj, Bosnia and...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Light filters through decorative windows inside Shishman Ibrahim Pasha Mosque in Pocitelj, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. Shishman Ibrahim Pasha Mosque dates to 1562 and is a single-dome mosque. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Rabbi's assistant Igor Kozemjakin poses for a photograph at Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue in Sarajevo,...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Rabbi's assistant Igor Kozemjakin poses for a photograph at Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 2, 2017. Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue dates to 1902. "For Jews as members of a minority ethnic and religious group in Bosnia and Herzegovina, multiculturalism is a positive thing, because it is very important to have this kind of diversity," Kozemjakin said. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
A man prays at Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 20, 2017. Sulejmanija Mosque...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
A man prays at Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 20, 2017. Sulejmanija Mosque dates to 1757. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
The interior of the Old Synagogue is seen in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 2, 2017. The Sephardi...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
The interior of the Old Synagogue is seen in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 2, 2017. The Sephardi Synagogue dates to 1581. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Zitomislic Serbian Orthodox Monastery stands amongst trees in Zitomislici, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Zitomislic Serbian Orthodox Monastery stands amongst trees in Zitomislici, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
An entrance leads to an underground church and crypt in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 6, 2017....
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
An entrance leads to an underground church and crypt in Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 6, 2017. The site dates to the end of the 14th century. Duke Hrvoje Vukcic Hrvatinic had the site built as a final resting place for himself and his family. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
A crucifix is fixed to the roof of The Old Church in Vares, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 22, 2017. It...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
A crucifix is fixed to the roof of The Old Church in Vares, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 22, 2017. It is one of the oldest preserved catholic churches in Bosnia and Herzegovina and is dedicated to St. Michael, the patron saint of the parish of Vares. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
A detail of a section of a wall is seen at Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
A detail of a section of a wall is seen at Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue stands in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Dado...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Sarajevo Ashkenazi Synagogue stands in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 28, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
Orthodox Temple Hercegovacka Gracanica stands in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. Serbian...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
Orthodox Temple Hercegovacka Gracanica stands in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 27, 2017. Serbian poet Jovan Ducic (1871-1943) is buried at the temple. He was originally buried at Saint Sava Orthodox monastery in Libertyville, U.S., but was reinterred at Hercegovacka Gracanica when the temple opened in 2000 in accordance with his wishes. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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August 09, 2017
A statue stands in the interior of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July...
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The Wider Image: Faith, history and community in Bosnia
A statue stands in the interior of the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 28, 2017. Supervising architect Josip Vancas modelled the 19th century cathedral after the Notre-Dame in Dijon, France. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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A copy of the Koran lies on a carpet at Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 20,...
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A copy of the Koran lies on a carpet at Sulejmanija Mosque in Travnik, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
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