Syria & Lebanon: Non-Portraits

Challenge #49 in the around the world in 80 ways series. Hosted by santamonica812.
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Last week, we did the people of these countries. Now, show us everything else. The farms, landscapes, seasides, local animals, old buildings, etc. Whatever embodies that country to you. As usual for my challenges, Entrants are required to (1) vote for each other entry, (2) read the comments (if any) below this challenge, in case I or other entrants post with Rules questions or clarifications, and (3) follow each of the challenge rules...including voting WITHIN THE FIRST SIX DAYS of the challenge.
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Hama - Syria
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The city is renowned for its seventeen norias used for watering the gardens, which are locally claimed to date back to 1100 BC. Though historically used for purpose of irrigation, the norias exist today as an almost entirely aesthetic traditional show.
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Submitted: Sunday, 1st December, 2013 18:26 (GMT)
Taken: Tuesday, 20th October, 2009
Focal length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/1000 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 200
Notes: Pano Photo stitched with AutoPano Pro
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