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Al Noor Mosque, lit up

The Sharjah Light Festival starts tomorrow. I have a weird affection for the Light Festival. On its face, it's just a bunch of lights projected onto buildings, and the occasional animated light show projected onto buildings at Al Qasba, but I love it. We've gone every year we've been here, even last year when the festival was weirdly kind of a dud. (And in 2013 when the "light festival" ended up being the fantastic show of red brake lights we enjoyed for over an hour in an epic traffic jam on the way there.)

This year looks like it's going to be great. Last night, they had Al Noor mosque lit up ahead of the beginning of the festival tomorrow, and it looked fantastic.

Magdalena came home and drew/colored a picture of it (I took this photo before she was finished filling in the sky).

Even if this is all we catch of this year's light festival, I will consider it worth it! Seeing that mosque lit up, up close and in person, was amazing.

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