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Santuario de Las Lajas, Ipiales, Colombia
Marguerite d'Youville Sanctuary, Province of Quebec, Canada.

A sanctuary, in its original meaning, is a sacred place, such as a shrine or temple. By the use of such places as a safe haven, the term has come to be used for any place of safety. This secondary use can be a human sanctuary, such as a political sanctuary; and non-human sanctuary, such as an animal or plant sanctuary.