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Golden Temple, Amritsar, India, 1996

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"The Golden Temple in Amritsar serves as the spiritual center for the world's 20 million Sikhs. 'From Hindus and Muslims have I broken free,' said Arjan Dev Ji, the fifth Sikh guru, in the 1590s. The faith holds all people equal in the eyes of God."

—From "India: Fifty Years of Independence," May 1997, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Steve McCurry

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