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Mostar

Mostar 88000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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A Bridge over Troubled Waters Mostar  Bosnia and Herzegovina

A Bridge over Troubled Waters

In 1992 the Bosnian town of Mostar, until then a peaceful mix of Muslims, Serbs and Croats, self-imploded; a microcosm of all that went wrong in the former Yugoslavia. Neighbours who had fought a common enemy turned on each other. The pointlessness was summed up by one act: the destruction of Stari Most – Mostar’s old bridge which had stood for over 500 years was destroyed by Bosnian Croat shells.

However, in a true symbol of reunification it was rebuilt in 2004 to the original specifications – literally reaching across the cultural divide.