Photographer's Note

This is a Serbian Orthodox church in Prizren, in the south of Kosovo near the Albanian and Macedonian borders. Following the Serbian led ethnic cleansing of Albanians and NATO airstrikes in 1999, many Serbian sites were desecrated by the Albanians. I'm not sure if this one was spared or if it has been repaired. Despite the efforts of the international community tension is still high, and Kosovo remains divided along ethnic lines.

I lined this up with the minaret from a mosque in the background - feel free to draw your own conclusions about religious/ethnic symbolism. I took the picture at just the right time, as the sun decided to break through and light up the church for just a moment.

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