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Open Doors at Koutoubia Mosque

Backpacking through Morocco, I stopped by the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech at sunset. As a lone cry echoed throughout the arrid city, calling the faithful to prayer, I was struck by the image of a procession of open doors, the warm glow of hanging lanterns unfolding into the mosque's dark interior. I thought of my life, and all the choices I had made and obstacles I had overcome that had opened up to this very moment. With a twinge of irony I remembered that this welcoming succession was not actually open to me, a female non Muslim, but to the two figures sitting just outside.

TAGS: Morocco, Mosque

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© E. Capper.
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Image Source: mobile
Date Taken: 10.2016
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 4, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
Camera Make: Apple
Camera Model: iPhone 6s
Focal Length: 4.2mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20
Aperture: f2.2
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PHOTO LOCATION Marrakech, Morocco