Blackhawk Down
Click on the small photos below
Photo Index

Introduction Guns and fear Daily living The future



Tobia on clan fighting's impact
A nurse says her early afternoon prayer in a corner at Voluntary Hospital in Mogadishu while a patient, who had his leg amputated because of a gunshot wound, waits for her return to duty. Somalia's official religion is Islam, and about 99 percent of Somalis are Sunni Muslims. Prayers are said four times a day, the first beginning at 5 a.m.


© 1997 - 2004 Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. All rights reserved. Any copying, redistribution, or retransmission of any of the contents of this service without the express written consent of Philadelphia Newspapers Inc. is expressly prohibited.