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Chinese-American architect's new design: Qatar's art musem

2009-04-03 03:12:34 GMT2009-04-03 11:12:34 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A war mask from the 15th Century is seen at the new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Qatar's new Islamic art museum, designed by the famous Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is the latest effort by this tiny, oil-rich nation to compete with rival Gulf countries for international attention and investment. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Visitors tour the new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Qatar's new Islamic art museum, designed by the famous Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is the latest effort by this tiny, oil-rich nation to compete with rival Gulf countries for international attention and investment. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

The architecture of the new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, seenl Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Qatar's new Islamic art museum, designed by the famous Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is the latest effort by this tiny, oil-rich nation to compete with rival Gulf countries for international attention and investment. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Visitors look at an exhibition at the new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Qatar's new Islamic art museum, designed by the famous Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is the latest effort by this tiny, oil-rich nation to compete with rival Gulf countries for international attention and investment. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Qatar's new Islamic art museum, designed by the famous Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is the latest effort by this tiny, oil-rich nation to compete with rival Gulf countries for international attention and investment.

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