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As I was taking shots in Jeddah's old district (Al Balad), these 3 Somali children followed me everywhere, surprised and excited at the interest I was taking in their old decaying neighbourhood. I had to take a photo of them .. and thanks to digital, they were even more excited to see their photo immediately after!

This old district of Jeddah now accommodates some of the poorest city dwellers mostly from Somalia, Ethiopia, Egypt & Indian sub-continent.

In order to save this historic heart of Jeddah, should the authorities decide to preserve & renovate this area, the current inhabitants must be appropriately relocated to suitable (probably purpose-built) accommodation.

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