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Holy City

n
1. (Theology) Jerusalem, esp when regarded as the focal point of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity heaven regarded as the perfect counterpart of Jerusalem
3. (Theology) any city regarded as especially sacred by a particular religion
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Noun1.Holy City - phrases used to refer to HeavenHoly City - phrases used to refer to Heaven; "the Celestial City was Christian's goal in Bunyan's `Pilgrim's Progress'"
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
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Holy City

n the Holy City (Jerusalem) → la città santa
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SUKKUR -- Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) leader Ghafoor Haideri has said that the whole nation was behind the government to extend help to Saudi Arabia t o protect the holy cities.
Tehran: Iran said on Tuesday it had seized explosives destined for an attack on one of its holy cities and that more than 130 members of militant extremist groups had been arrested.
The official reminded Iranians' wish and desire to visit the holy Shiite shrines in Iraq, and said, "This presents the most significant capacity for the further expansion of the cultural relations between the two countries." More than 1,500 pilgrims come from the neighboring Iran each day to visit Shiite shrines in Iraq, mainly in the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala.
Many of the assets in which MMH is interested through its associate company, MMCI, are in the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
India's Tata Steel has won an order to manufacture 60,000 tonnes of high-quality rail for a new high-speed line linking the two holy cities of Makkah and Madinah in Saudi Arabia.
Gerard Glas, rail sector head for Tata Steel, said: "This is a prestigious project which will see the holy cities being linked by rail for the first time.
Thousands of pilgrims travelling to the holy cities of Saudi Arabia have become the targets of opportunistic pickpockets, who are taking advantage of the crowds in order to steal personal possessions.
Najafi said that "the Central Bank of Iran had announced the value of the US dollar to be equal to 1,226 Iranian Tomans per dollar, which is equal to the value of the US dollar for the Iraqi dinar." Noteworthy is that the Iranian Toman had recorded a downfall in the Iraqi markets for very low levels, thing that made merchants and trade shop owners in the Iraqi holy cities of Najaf and Karbala not to deal with the Toman.