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DECEMBER 2015

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

LOCAL LENS

BY LANI TEDJOMULJONO

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MOSTAR, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi

at 8” x 10”) and must not be in print elsewhere. Please include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief

biodata and the type of camera used, to

locallens@afsa.org.

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he Old Bridge, or Stari Most, built by the Ottoman architect and urban designer Mimar Sinan

in the early 16th century in the town of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, spans a deep val-

ley of the Neretva River. The town was developed as an Ottoman frontier town. During the

conflict in the 1990s, most of the historic town, including the Old Bridge, was destroyed. The

bridge has since been rebuilt through the United Nations Educational, Social and Cultural Organiza-

tion, which has designated the area an UNESCOWorld Heritage site. The reconstructed Old Bridge

and Old City of Mostar is a symbol of reconciliation, international co-operation, and the coexistence of

diverse cultural, ethnic and religious communities.

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Lani Tedjomuljono, the spouse of retired FSO Gary Gray, served with her husband in Jakarta, Dili and Kuala

Lumpur. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia.