Islam and Christianity in Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

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Islam and Christianity in Hagia Sophia (Istanbul)

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Islam and Christianity side by side in Aya Sofya (Istanbul)

Medalion with Arabic Islamic Calligraphy next to an ancient painting of Mary and Baby Jesus.

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Photo taken on September 13, 2006
Cankurtaran Mh., Soğuk Çeşme Sk 14-36, 34122 Istanbul/Istanbul Province, Turkey
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it was built as a church, then converted into a mosque. read the wikipedia article to learn more about this monument.
what is Aya Sofya ? Is it a Church or a Mosque?