Afghanistan: Mosque

A splendid blue mosque sits near the 4th Brigade headquarters on Forward Operating Base Salerno.

Its light blue color is more striking because it is in a sea of beige buildings. It has smooth steps made of concrete and stone and carpets inside cover the floors.

Set beside a shady tree, the workers use the mosque as a community center and place to pray. This afternoon when I walked by, several of the locals were asleep on mats in the main room...

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