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Mormonism in Arizona

The temple, its sandstone-colored walls forming a series of massive, overlapping rectangles, looks like something out of a Cecil B. DeMille biblical epic. It rises at a Gilbert intersection, just off a freeway, dwarfing the warehouse supermarket and strip malls around it in both size and stature.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is building a place of reverence, and its imposing architecture -- 82 feet tall plus a 113-foot spire topped with a golden statue of an angel blowing a trumpet -- is a physical manifestation of the religion's success in Arizona.

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