People

People visit the Panorama 1453 History Museum on the 556th anniversary of the conquest of the city by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul, May 29, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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A man picks up traditional teapots left on tables at an open-air tea cafe in Istanbul, October 29, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

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A tram moves along Taksim street which is packed with people in Istanbul, September 22, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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People walk in the compounds of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, April 5, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Children

Children attend a class at Fatih College in Istanbul, April 16, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Sun

Sun setting over the Golden Horn is reflected on the window of Galata tower restaurant in which tables are readied for guests in Istanbul, October 5, 2005. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer

People

People walk across the Bosphorus Bridge linking Istanbul's European and Asian sides over the Bosphorus straits, November 5, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

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Two girls chat in the confessional during a mass at the St. Antoine Church in Istanbul, November 26, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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A man cooks meat in a window of a restaurant in Istanbul, September 25, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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A visitor puts her thumb into a wishing hole on a column inside the sixth century Ayasofya (St. Sofia) in the old city of Istanbul, September 30, 2005. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

Motorists

Motorists observe a minute of silence to remember the 70th anniversary of the death of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk at 9:05 A.M. on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul, November 10, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

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A traditional Turkish coffee cup is seen at a coffee shop in Istanbul, October 19, 2007. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

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A barber shaves a customer in central Istanbul, May 8, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Tourists

Tourists visit the sixth century Byzantinian monument of St. Sophia in the old city in Istanbul, November 16, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

Newly

Newly graduated air force cadets march during a graduation ceremony at the Air Force War Academy in Istanbul, August 31, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Muslim

Muslim women sit on a park bench overlooking the Golden Horn on Marmara Sea in Istanbul, April 3, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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A vendor arranges rings during Eid el-fitr at the Blue mosque in Istanbul, September 19, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

May

May Day protesters shout slogans from a window of a building where they rushed in for protection during clashes between police and Mayday protesters in central Istanbul, May 1, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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The Caglayan New mosque is reflected in a building in the local business centre in Istanbul, May 24, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Fireworks

Fireworks and smoke cover the Bosphorus Bridge linking Istanbul's European and Asian sides, October 29, 2006. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

Customers

Customers rest before a Turkish bath at the historical Galatasaray hamam in Istanbul, September 16, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Murad Sezer

People

People hold Friday prayers in a street in central Istanbul, November 28, 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

Whirling

Whirling dervishes spin during a Sema ceremony in Istanbul, April 5, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

Boys

Boys jump into the Bosphorus to cool themselves in Istanbul, June 27, 2007. Credit: REUTERS/Osman Orsal

Visitors

Visitors view a work exhibited in the Istanbul Modern arts museum, September 28, 2005. Credit: REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

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A man fishes by a bridge in Istanbul, September 20, 2009. Credit: REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl