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Inside the Museum of the Bible

A visitor looks at various Bibles during a preview at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. 


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A visitor looks at various Bibles during a preview at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A visitor looks at various Bibles during a preview at the Museum of the Bible in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Visitors stand inside a prison cell exhibit. 


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Visitors stand inside a prison cell exhibit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Visitors stand inside a prison cell exhibit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A couple look at a Bible display. 


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A couple look at a Bible display. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A couple look at a Bible display. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A visitor enters an exhibit room. 


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A visitor enters an exhibit room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A visitor enters an exhibit room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Visitors make their way into an immersive walk-through experience based on the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. 


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Visitors make their way into an immersive walk-through experience based on the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Visitors make their way into an immersive walk-through experience based on the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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People pass the Museum of the Bible, which opens to the public later this week. 


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People pass the Museum of the Bible, which opens to the public later this week. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

People pass the Museum of the Bible, which opens to the public later this week. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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The dome of the U.S. Capitol seen from the top floor. 


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The dome of the U.S. Capitol seen from the top floor. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The dome of the U.S. Capitol seen from the top floor. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A worker climbs a ladder beside Torah scrolls on display. 


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A worker climbs a ladder beside Torah scrolls on display. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A worker climbs a ladder beside Torah scrolls on display. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman looks at a video exhibit. 


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A woman looks at a video exhibit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman looks at a video exhibit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Visitors enter an exhibit room. 


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Visitors enter an exhibit room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Visitors enter an exhibit room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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With ancient scrolls as a backdrop, Israeli Eliezer Adam works with ink and feather copying the Five Books of Moses which he says will take a year. 


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With ancient scrolls as a backdrop, Israeli Eliezer Adam works with ink and feather copying the Five Books of Moses which he says will take a year. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

With ancient scrolls as a backdrop, Israeli Eliezer Adam works with ink and feather copying the Five Books of Moses which he says will take a year. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman sits outside an exhibit room. 


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A woman sits outside an exhibit room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman sits outside an exhibit room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Visitors make their way along an immersive walk-through experience based on the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. 


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Visitors make their way along an immersive walk-through experience based on the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Visitors make their way along an immersive walk-through experience based on the Hebrew Bible or Old Testament. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Children play with an interactive exhibit. 


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Children play with an interactive exhibit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Children play with an interactive exhibit. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Visitors make their way through the main atrium. 


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Visitors make their way through the main atrium. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Visitors make their way through the main atrium. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Visitors enter an exhibition. 


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Visitors enter an exhibition. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Visitors enter an exhibition. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A woman looks at a Bible. 


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A woman looks at a Bible. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A woman looks at a Bible. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A man takes a photo. 


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A man takes a photo. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A man takes a photo. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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People walk through an exhibit room. 


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People walk through an exhibit room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

People walk through an exhibit room. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A worker mops the floor. 

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A worker mops the floor. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A worker mops the floor. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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With a digital arcade ceiling above, a visitor walks down the entrance hall. 


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With a digital arcade ceiling above, a visitor walks down the entrance hall. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

With a digital arcade ceiling above, a visitor walks down the entrance hall. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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A visitor stands near Torah scrolls on display. 


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A visitor stands near Torah scrolls on display. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A visitor stands near Torah scrolls on display. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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