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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