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I have finished showing photos from Baku and jump to Mosul in northern Iraq.

This is the famous leaning minaret of the 12th century al-Nouri mosque, also known as the Nur al-Din mosque. Three years ago the terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi proclaimed the "Caliphate" of the so called Islamic State from this mosque. This street and others surrounding the mosque will be where the final battle of Mosul between Iraqi forces and the terrorists will take place, probably very soon.

Look carefully at the minaret now, because it may soon be gone.

Here is a larger version.

I took this photo in July 1970. It is scanned from an Agfacolor slide but converted to B&W mainly to make it look older and more timeless. After all it is not even 47 years old. You can see the colour version as a workshop. In another workshop I will show an older photo I found on the internet.

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