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Picture of the day - December 29, 2008

Vatican City

Photo of Vatican City.
Photo courtesy of Stanford Moore.

Vatican City has long been the spiritual home and supreme headquarters of the Catholic church. It is also a favorite stop for the thousands of tourists who visit the great city of Rome each year.

This "city within in a city" offers her visitors the opportunity to visit (and photograph) some of the world's most famous buildings and see many priceless works of art that were created by a number of the great masters, including Michelangelo himself.

This picture was taken by photographer Stanford Moore as he was standing on top of the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica immediately after Pope Benedict XVI had finished conducting mass. You can see St. Peter's Square and the city of Rome lying just beyond the Tiber river.
Visitor Comments...
    Name: Maxwell Tandy
    Town: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

    This is the most magnificent photograph of the Vatican that I have ever seen. I tip my hat to the photographer!
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    A most amazing picture...

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