39008 Mogadishu, December 1993
Political rally for SNA (Somali National Alliance) Gen. Aidid's supporters
39039 July 1993
Green line, Mogadishu
39028 Mogadishu, July 1993
Shops at dusk, in front of "Al Sahafi" Hotel, near Kilo 4
39038 Schoolgirl in Merca
39113 Mogadishu, aerial view, July 1993
39120 Just before landing in Baidoa, December 1992
Due to extensive damages to water and sewage system, potable water was usually distributed around by chariots like this
39119 The road from Mogadishu and Merca
39069 Digfer Hospital, Mogadishu, December 1992
The Blood Bank
39165 Khadija Mohamud "Lul" (Pearl), now 43, a somali citizen settled in the USA, who came back to Mogadishu in 1991 and then in 1993 opened an orphanage (see photo below) funded also by "Feed the Children"
39106 Khadija Mohamud "Lul" (Pearl) inside her orphanage
Farewell, good ol' Marjan... The lone king of Kabul zoo succumbs to his age at 48, after surviving years and years of deprivations and symbolizing to kabulis the spirit of resiliency itself Well.....that's sad news, indeed. To my eyes, Marjan symbolized hope. However, in thinking about that dear old lion's death I choose to believe that when he heard the swoosh of kites flying over Kabul, heard the roars from the football stadium, experienced the renewed sounds of music in the air and heard the click-click of chess pieces being moved around chessboards....well, the old guy knew that there was plenty of hope around and it was okay for him to let go and fly off, amid kite strings, to wherever it is the spirits of animals go.
Peace to you Marjan and peace to Afghanistan.
[Diana Smith, via the Internet]