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    Bibi ki Maqbara, Aurangabad

    Sometimes called the nga&quBaby Taj", the Bibi ki Maqbara is the tomb of Begum Rabia Durani, mother of Azam Shah, one of the grandsons of Shah Jahan who commissioned the Taj Mahal in Agra. This tomb shrine was constructed by Azam Shah as a memorial to his mother. An inscription states that the construction of the maqbara began in 1678 CD, and was designed by the Persian architect, Ustad Ata'ullah. The cost of this construction was 665,283 rupees, approximately $14,155 dollars at the 2003 exchange rate.

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    Ajanta Caves, pilgrims

    In this photo, several Tibetan women are seen walking behind an Indian woman visiting the Ajanta Caves. Pilgrims and tourists travel to this historic site and walk the series of caves in all seasons. Pilgrims from many different Buddhist cultures often perform ritual prayers as they visit individual caves.