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Turkish soldiers dressed in Ottoman Janissary outfits take part in a ceremony in front of the historical city walls to mark the 558th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul May 29, 2011. “The Conqueror”, Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, captured Istanbul in 1453 which led to the end of the Byzantium Empire. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

Turkish soldiers dressed in Ottoman outfits take part in a ceremony in front of the historical city walls to mark the 558th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul May 29, 2011. “The Conqueror”, Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, captured Istanbul in 1453 which led to the end of the Byzantium Empire. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

An actor plays the role of “The Conqueror” Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II during a ceremony in front of the historical city walls to mark the 558th anniversary of the conquest of Istanbul by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul May 29, 2011. Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II captured Istanbul in 1453 which led to the end of the Byzantium Empire. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

Visitors take pictures at the Panorama 1453 History Museum on the 558th anniversary of the conquest of the city by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul May 29, 2011. Istanbul’s Panorama 1453 History Museum, Turkey’s first panoramic museum, tells the story of the conquest of the city by the Ottoman Empire in 1453. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

A visitor takes pictures at the Panorama 1453 History Museum, during the 558th anniversary of the conquest of the city by Ottoman Turks, in Istanbul May 29, 2011. Istanbul’s Panorama 1453 History Museum, Turkey’s first panoramic museum, tells the story of the conquest of the city by the Ottoman Empire in 1453. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY – Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

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