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Saparmyrat Hajii Mosque at Dusk - Geok-Depe, Turkmenistan

Saparmyrat Hajii Mosque at Dusk - Geok-Depe, Turkmenistan

The sun sets over Saparmyrat Hajii Mosque near Geok-Depe. This mosque was built after Turkmenbashi's pilgrimage to Mecca...Geok-Depe is the site of the Turkmen's last stand against Russian forces. As the story goes, Russian forces took carte blanche to plunder and pillage. An estimated 15,000 Turkmens died in the battle (and aftermath).

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