Altar at St. Peter's Basilica - Vatican

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This interior view of St. Peter's Basilica, in Vatican City, depicts the altar and the baldacchino (a 98-foot [30 meters] bronze structure in the form of a canopy) created by Bernini.  Reportedly the largest piece of bronze in the world, the baldacchino stands below the dome (designed by Michelangelo) and above the altar. 

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Photo by Ricardo André Frantz - online, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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