See Top Bird's Eye Views of Mosques

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Faith: Malaysia's Federal Territory Mosque

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Malaysia is one of the world's largest countries of the Islam faith.  Depending on estimates, it's in the top 20-25 countries in terms of practitioners of the world's largest faith, and that means lots of prominent mosques.  The Federal Territory Mosque lies in the center of Kuala Lumpur.  Completed in 2000, the mosque is an architectural marvel.  In this video, contributor Kakikujalanjalanflies over this magnificent looking building, whose blue spires are now one of the most distinctive sights of KL. 

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Ortakoy Mosque: Night Shot

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Turkey-based contributor cemsaner illuminates the architectural beauty of the Ortaköy Mosque on the Bosphorus in this night time drone flight. The famous Turkish mosque sits on the waterside pier that has equally stunning views of the dazzling suspension bridge. Seeing the well-lit mosque from these aerial views really highlights its ornate Neo-Baroque design features. The original mosque was built in 1721, destroyed in an uprising, and rebuilt in the 1850's.

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Beautiful Mosque in Malacca, Malaysia

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The city of Malacca lies in the southwestern region of peninsular Malaysia, in a state of the same name.  A very old city, Malacca is the home of many important Malaysian cultural and historical sites.  Given that Muslim is the majority religion in Malaysia (a country with a population of nearly 35 million as of 2018), the cityscape of Malacca features numerous beautiful mosques.  In this video, contributor Jeremy1975 flies his drone over a mosque on a stunning man made lake in the city.

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Indonesia'a Sultan Abdullah the Great Mosque

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It is sometimes forgotten that the world's largest Muslim-majority nation is nowhere near the Middle East or North Africa where Islam first took hold.  Rather, it is Indonesia, which is home to well over 200 people of Muslim faith.  Given this enormous number of practitioners, it's not surprising that Indonesia is also home to countless mosques.  In this video by contributor Arisulistianto, you'll get a bird's eye view of the Sultan Abdullah Great Mosque on the massive island of Sumatra.

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Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid on Bosphorus

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Contributor Iskenderfilm used a drone to bring us this aerial view of an important 19th century mosque in Istanbul, Turkey.  The Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid (the  Büyük Mecidiye Camii) was built on the orders of the Ottoman ruler Abdulmejid I and completed in 1856, on the site of an earlier mosque which was destroyed in an uprising .  The mosque is situated in the Ortaköy neighborhood on the Bosphorus Strait, one of the most visited areas of the bustling city.  

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تصوير جوي لكربلاء المقدسة ممتع وجميل

عصام السراي

Here is an amazing aerial look at the Iraqi city of Samarra, located a short distance upstream from the capital city Baghdad on the Euphrates River.  The focus of the video is the gold-domed Al-Askari Shrine, the city's most distintive landmark. Built in the 10th century AD, it's one of the most important Shia' shrines in the world.  The shrine was heavily damaged in a bombing which occurred in February, 2006, during the height of sectarian violence following the fall of Saddam Hussein.

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Turkey Home - Selimiye Mosque from Above!

Turkey Home

Contributor Turkey Home uploaded this incredible drone video of a mosque in the very northwestern corner of Turkey.  Built in the late 16th century, the Selimiye Mosque in the city of Edirne, once known as Adrianople.  It's in the Edirne region, the portion of Turkey which falls on the Thracian Plain near the borders with Greece and Bulgaria.  Edirne was the third capital city of the Ottoman Empire, the last before it moved to the final capital at Istanbul following the seige of that city in 1453.

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Kahramanmaraş Mosques

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Contributor Onurceyhan created this remarkable aerial video of the Kahramanmaraş Mosque in Turkey.  Formerly known as Maraş, Kahramanmaraş is situated in the province of the sasme name in the south-central part of the country.  During the Antiquity, the town was known as Germanicia Caesarea and played an important role in the centuries-long struggle between the Muslims and the Byzantine Empire, and was taken during the course of the First Crusade.  The Mosque was built in the 15th century.  

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Mosque in Tozeur, Tunisia.

Clandestino Production

Clandistino Production brings us this drone video of a town called Tozeur in Tunisia.  It's an oasis city northwest of the Chott el Djerid saltwater lake, in the west-central part of the country.  In pre-vehicular times, it was an important place relative to busy crossing points of the Sahara Desert.  In the modern age, it's served as the base area for movie filming which has taken place in the nearby "Star Wars Canyon" as well as the nearby salt lakes, all of which have been used extensively as filming locations.

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