Once one of Mogadishu's most luxurious hotels, the Al-Uruba lays in ruins after two decades of civil war. Though building work in Mogadishu is on the rise, it may still be several years before many of the city's buildings will be restored.

Once one of Mogadishu's most luxurious hotels, the Al-Uruba lays in ruins after two decades of civil war. Though building work in Mogadishu is on the rise, it may still be several years before many of the city's buildings will be restored.
AU-IST/Tobin Jones