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Algiers, Algeria

Algiers (Al-Jazaïr) is a very impressive city of rare beauty and of thrilling contrasts. Its turbulent history is writ large in the city's wide French-built boulevards and elegant villas, Socialist-era monuments and public buildings compliment an enduring Islamic heart, particularly in the steep, hillside Casbah. Labyrinthine streets spill down to the Bay of Algiers, sea, sky and green ravines blending into beauty at every step. Algiers is well worth at least a couple of weeks of exploration.

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A few years ago, it was reported that Facebook was banned in Algeria in an attempt to stop students from using it to cheat on exams. Dozens of people were arrested in attempts to find out how exactly the papers became public on social media. It was also reported that half-a- million students had to sit for the exam a second time as a result.

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Dancer in Biskra, Algeria

 

Although also trained in animal farming, many women from Ouled Nail also traid in the art of dance and song, from childhood. For this reason, many girls from Ouled Naïl leave thier fancestral home and settle in a nearby desert town as entertainers. This was especially so in times of disaster and famine when many women had to fend for themselves in order to survive.

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Ghardaia, Algeria

The name Ghardaïa has its origins in a female saint named Daia who lived in a cave (ghār) in the area. Soon it blossomed into a town inhabited by Muslims who came to escape persecution from other Muslims in the north.

Ghardaïa is part of a hilltop city built almost a thousand years ago in the M’Zab valley. by a Muslim Ibadi sect of non-Arabic Muslims that included the Berbers It is now a major centre of date production and the manufacture of rugs and cloths.

At the centre is the historical Mʾzabite area, with a pyramid-style mosque and a famous square full of arcades. Simone de Beauvoir referred to Ghardaïa as "a Cubist painting beautifully constructed."

 

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