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The skyline of the Doha has changed dramatically in recent years and the addition of the Kassem Darwish Fakhroo Centre has certainly added architectural spice to the Qatar capital’s appeal. The spiral minaret tower that rises above the souks at the intersection of Grand Hamad Street and Abdullah bin Jassim Street is not typical gulf area architecture and has become a major focal point in the heart of the city – it is, in fact, styled on a tower in Samarra, Iraq, which is more than 1,000 years old. Beneath the tower is a multi-purpose facility including a centre for Islam and includes lecture theatres, offices, a mosque and department stores; the building is also home of the Qatar Centre for the Presentation of Islam, offering courses in the Arabic language and in Islamic studies.

read more about samara: www.atlastours.net/iraq/samarra.html

Please note that this shot was taken hand held, ISO 400 and antishake function on. I dont think I could have captured it without tripod with my previous camera.

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