Photographer's Note

This is the mosque of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-i-Sharif, taken on a sunny day in May, 1973 and scanned from a Kodachrome slide. Hazrat Ali is the major pilgrimage shrine in Afghanistan, according to local tradition the burial site of Ali, cousin and son in law of the Prophet Muhammed. The majority of muslims believe that he is buried in Najaf in Iraq. The mosque dates back to late 15th century but has undergone major restorations on several occasions.

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