This is / was Misurata

Above, a recent picture of the Libyan town of Misurata by the Telegraph's Geoff Pough.

Below, a video of the town shot during Ramadan 2010, by YouTube user HoneyBees1885.

Brings it home. More about the destruction of Misurata at the NYT.

And the song is great — the YouTube comments say it's by Reda Aqraf (رضا أقراف).

Via Andy Carvin and LibyaInMe on Twitter.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.