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Parade Magazine Article


"Out" Parade reader Lori caught this one!

The Tigris and Euphrates merge today in the abject town of Qurnah. This confluence is recent, after a 1954 flood redirected the Euphrates. On the banks is a tiny park about the size of an outdoor basketball court. It contains a shrine to Abraham, a few trees, lots of concrete and no grass. Joni Mitchell was right: They paved Paradise.

Thank you, Lori!

(Contributed by Lori Fye)


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