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The Phoenix Arizona Temple.
The Phoenix Arizona Temple.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
Directing the traditional cornerstone ceremony and dedication of the Phoenix Arizona Temple is President Thomas S. Monson. Assisting him were his second counselor, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (left); Elder Kent F. Richards, executive director of the Temple Department; and Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (right).
Directing the traditional cornerstone ceremony and dedication of the Phoenix Arizona Temple is President Thomas S. Monson. Assisting him were his second counselor, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf (left); Elder Kent F. Richards, executive director of the Temple Department; and Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles (right).  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
President Thomas S. Monson gets a high-five from great-grandson Thomas Dibb at the cornerstone ceremony of the Phoenix Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
President Thomas S. Monson gets a high-five from great-grandson Thomas Dibb at the cornerstone ceremony of the Phoenix Arizona Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
The cornerstone of the Phoenix Arizona Temple. This is the final piece that completes the sacred building. Following the traditional cornerstone ceremony, directed by President Thomas S. Monson, individuals and families were invited to place mud around the cornerstone.
The cornerstone of the Phoenix Arizona Temple. This is the final piece that completes the sacred building. Following the traditional cornerstone ceremony, directed by President Thomas S. Monson, individuals and families were invited to place mud around the cornerstone.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
An engraved trowel used to place mud around the cornerstone, the final act of completing the Phoenix Arizona Temple.
An engraved trowel used to place mud around the cornerstone, the final act of completing the Phoenix Arizona Temple.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, gives a high-five to a Latter-day Saint girl in line to attend the dedication of the Phoenix Arizona Temple Sunday, November 16, 2014.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, gives a high-five to a Latter-day Saint girl in line to attend the dedication of the Phoenix Arizona Temple Sunday, November 16, 2014.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
Sister Harriet Uchtdorf, wife of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Church's First Presidency, adds mud to the cornerstone of the Phoenix Arizona Temple on Sunday, November 16, 2014.
Sister Harriet Uchtdorf, wife of President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the Church's First Presidency, adds mud to the cornerstone of the Phoenix Arizona Temple on Sunday, November 16, 2014.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
Four choirs provided spiritual and uplifting music for the dedication and the traditional cornerstone ceremony for the Phoenix Arizona Temple on Sunday, November 16, 2014.
Four choirs provided spiritual and uplifting music for the dedication and the traditional cornerstone ceremony for the Phoenix Arizona Temple on Sunday, November 16, 2014.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
Church president Thomas S. Monson attended the cultural celebration the night before he dedicated the Phoenix Arizona Temple.
Church president Thomas S. Monson attended the cultural celebration the night before he dedicated the Phoenix Arizona Temple.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
The theme of the cultural celebration was “Be a Light.” The event featured music and dance performed by youth from Phoenix and the surrounding communities of Buckeye, Cottonwood, Deer Valley, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Prescott and Surprise. The program highlighted the diverse history of the area, including its five Cs: copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate.
The theme of the cultural celebration was “Be a Light.” The event featured music and dance performed by youth from Phoenix and the surrounding communities of Buckeye, Cottonwood, Deer Valley, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, Prescott and Surprise. The program highlighted the diverse history of the area, including its five Cs: copper, cattle, cotton, citrus and climate.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
A cultural celebration to honor the history of Arizona and Mormons' involvement in establishing the state was held the evening before the Phoenix Arizona Temple was dedicated by Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A cultural celebration to honor the history of Arizona and Mormons' involvement in establishing the state was held the evening before the Phoenix Arizona Temple was dedicated by Thomas S. Monson, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
A cultural celebration with more than 4,300 Mormon youth participants (between the ages of 12 and 18) from 15 stakes was held on Saturday, November 15, prior to the dedication of the Phoenix Arizona Temple.
A cultural celebration with more than 4,300 Mormon youth participants (between the ages of 12 and 18) from 15 stakes was held on Saturday, November 15, prior to the dedication of the Phoenix Arizona Temple.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
A cultural celebration included more than 4,300 Mormon youth dancing and singing about the history of the settling of Arizona and the growth of the Church in the state.
A cultural celebration included more than 4,300 Mormon youth dancing and singing about the history of the settling of Arizona and the growth of the Church in the state.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved
More than 4,300 Mormon youth between the ages of 12 and 18 in and around the Phoenix area participated in a cultural celebration on Saturday, November 15. President Thomas S. Monson and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency attended the celebration the evening before the Church president dedicated the Phoenix Arizona Temple.
More than 4,300 Mormon youth between the ages of 12 and 18 in and around the Phoenix area participated in a cultural celebration on Saturday, November 15. President Thomas S. Monson and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency attended the celebration the evening before the Church president dedicated the Phoenix Arizona Temple.  © 2017 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved

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