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Mazar-i-Sharif

Mazari Sharif is the fourth largest city of Afghanistan. It is the capital of Balkh province and is linked by roads to Kabul in the south-east, Herat to the west and Uzbekistan to the north. Mazari Sharif means "Noble Shrine," a reference to the large, blue-tiled sanctuary and mosque in the center of the city. Most Afghans (both Shia and Sunni) believe that it is the tomb of Ali ibn Abi Talib, the Prophet Mohammad's son-in-law and cousin, and fourth Kalif of Islam.
Shrine of Hazarat Ali
Shrine of Hazarat Ali
City street traffic
City street traffic
Eastern gateway to shrine
Eastern gateway to shrine
City Street
City Street
Shrine of Hazarat Ali
Shrine of Hazarat Ali
Shrine of Hazarat Ali
Shrine of Hazarat Ali
Shrine of Hazarat Ali - northern side
Shrine of Hazarat Ali - northern side
Shrine of Hazarat Ali - from east
Shrine of Hazarat Ali - from east
Downtown Mazar-i-Sharif - truck and cradles
Downtown Mazar-i-Sharif - truck and cradles
Shrine of Hazarat Ali
Shrine of Hazarat Ali
Mazar-i-Sharif Shrine
Mazar-i-Sharif Shrine
Mazar-i-Sharif
Mazar-i-Sharif
Tea in Mazar-i-Sharif chaikhanna
Tea in Mazar-i-Sharif chaikhanna