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September 26, 2016

An Enduring Tribute

The gleaming white marble of the Taj Mahal's main mausoleum is framed by a red sandstone archway of the complex’s mosque and assembly hall. Arches feature prominently in Islamic architecture. The Taj Mahal was built in the 1600s in Agra, India, as a tribute by emperor Shah Jahan to his favorite wife, who died in childbirth. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Crescent Media, National Geographic Your Shot
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