The Foreign Service Journal, April 2022

Please submit your favorite, recent photograph to be considered for Local Lens. Images must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi at 8” x 10”, or 1 MB or larger) and must not be in print elsewhere. Include a short description of the scene/event, as well as your name, brief biodata and the type of camera used. Send to . Adam West is the deputy political counselor at U.S. Embassy Bangkok. He completed a temporary duty assignment with the UAE Afghanistan Task Force in Abu Dhabi in the fall of 2021. He took this photo with his iPhone 10. 78 APRIL 2022 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL LOCAL LENS BY ADAM WEST n ABU DHABI, UAE T he Sheik Zayed GrandMosque in Abu Dhabi, completed in 2007, is a modern homage to the glorious architectural traditions of the Arab world. The largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates, it holds 50,000 worshippers and took 11 years and 3,000 laborers to complete. While best viewed at night, the mosque makes a haunting image when juxtaposed with the full moon at sunrise. n