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Travel Sabbatical: 4th Day in Istanbul: A Photo Journey Through Topkapi Palace Harem

4th Day in Istanbul: A Photo Journey Through Topkapi Palace Harem

Travel Sabbatical: 4th Day in Istanbul: A Photo Journey Through Topkapi Palace Harem

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Travel Sabbatical: 4th Day in Istanbul: A Photo Journey Through Topkapi Palace Harem

4th Day in Istanbul: A Photo Journey Through Topkapi Palace Harem

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Only the Sultan and his Queen Mother were allowed to pass through this gate on horseback.

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