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The picture was taken on the day of the Albanian Summer Festival.

The pyramid: International Center of Culture (Albanian: Piramida) was a museum in Tirana that opened on October 14, 1988. Formerly known as "Enver Hoxha Museum." This pyramid-shaped structure was designed by the daughter and son-in-law of the late communist leader Enver Hoxha. It served as a museum about his legacy, but after 1991 became a conference center and exhibition venue. Some sources have referred to it as the "Enver Hoxha Mausoleum" although this was not an official appellation.

The group of architects who worked on the Pyramid were Pirro Vaso, Klement Kolaneci, Pranvera Hoxha, and Vladimir Bregu.

During the 1999 Kosovo War, the museum was used as a base by NATO and humanitarian organizations.

Former government plans to destroy the pyramid and instead build a new parliament building in it's place where met with opposition and protests.

Since 2001, part of the Pyramid is used as broadcasting center by Albanian TV channel Top Channel.

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  • Copyright: Ardi Kule (Dasius) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 10] (172)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-03-14
  • Categories: Festivals
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-03-21 7:52
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