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Photographs of Ankara and Ataturk's Tomb. We had lunch in this old Byzantine house in the Hisar (fortress) in old Ankara.

Our table was against a window that opened out to the city below. Just as we sat down for lunch, a dozen call-to-prayer chants began from the many mosques within earshot. The calls are broadcast from narrow-band public address speakers mounted atop each mosque's minaret. The amplification system gives each chanter's voice an airy quality as they sing long verses without taking a new breath.

Quite the cultural moment.

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