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Street scenes from Hargeisa

Hargeisa (Arabic: هرجيسا‎) is the capital of the state Somaliland and the second largest city in Somalia.

 

This timelapse is a small side-project from a field mission documenting the work of the Finnish NGO Physicians for Social Responsibility - specifically their long-running effort around TB in Somalia (their site is in Finnish but you can get some of the way with Google Translate - I'll work with them on the rest).

 

Creative Commons soundtrack by Project System 12.

 

For street photography from hargeisa (stills) go here.

 

P.S. It is not uncommon for words in Somali to have several different spellings in English [e.g. Hargeysa / Hargaysa].

 

P.P.S. If you've got appetite for more Africa then do see this pre-Flickr effort: photography.ambjorn.com

 

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Taken on February 22, 2012