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Interior and exterior photographs of the Praia Cape Verde Temple have been published in conjunction with the new temple’s open house, which begins this week.

The Praia temple will be the 173rd dedicated temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, following the May 22 dedication of the Yigo Guam Temple, a similar sacred edifice for island-based Latter-day Saints halfway around the world.

The images were published Wednesday, May 18, in the early morning hours of local time for the Republic of Cabo Verde, located 350 miles off the coast of West Africa. The photographs include exterior shots as well as images from various rooms and areas inside.

Elder Gary B. Sabin, a General Authority Seventy and assistant executive director of the Temple Department, will be presiding at the open house’s tours with invited guests. He will be accompanied by Elder Rubén V. Alliaud, a General Authority Seventy who is a counselor in the Europe Central Area Presidency.

Public tours of the temple are available, from Saturday, May 21, through Saturday, June 11, excluding the three Sundays during that three-week open house period.

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