September 5, 2009

Lighthouse Ruins, Mogadishu

Photograph by Pascal Maitre

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine

In the quiet of an abandoned lighthouse, young people chew qat. The mild stimulant makes the hardships of life in Mogadishu feel more bearable. Ten airplanes loaded with qat arrive at a nearby airport every day.

See more photographs from the September 2009 feature story "Somalia."


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