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Thank you. God bless you as well for your kind words. It’s easy to forget our history, identity, culture, progress, and what came before war. War not only destroys lives and countries, but it also erases people’s history and memories. I am surprised that people are surprised to see the Somalia I have shown here. Somalia’s civil war is testament to how destructive war is and how it can turn a countries recent past into vintage and antiquity. It’s remarkable how in just two decades Somalia has become truly unrecognisable for all those who lived there during it’s more prosperous and peaceful era. As countries in the rising East have themselves become unrecognisable through progress in the last 20 years, Somalia has become unrecognisable through war. It is truly sad. So much potential lost. War cannot be our only path. I pray for a better Somalia. I am glad VintageSomalia has become a place where people can remember and see things they haven’t seen before and have forgotten.