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A man sits on the rock near the

A man sits on the rock near the Toubkal Mount, Morocco's highest point, in the Atlas Mountains, central Morocco. (Aug. 10, 2001) Photo Credit: AP

Visiting Morocco, from its famed medinas -- the old, walled parts of the country's cities -- to the mountains.

The walls of Chellah are just outside the
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The walls of Chellah are just outside the city center of Morocco's capital Rabat. The complex was a Roman site, then a necropolis and later an Islamic religious center; now, it's a peaceful park. (January 2013)

The Kasbah des Oudayas in Rabat, Morocco, high
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The Kasbah des Oudayas in Rabat, Morocco, high on a cliff over the Atlantic Ocean. Many historic sites in Morocco's capital line the Bou Regreg river, plied by fishermen. (January 2013)

Casablanca, Morocco's Mohammed V boulevard lined with buildings
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Casablanca, Morocco's Mohammed V boulevard lined with buildings from the 1920s and 1940s, which has been made a pedestrian street. (Oct. 9, 2012)

The Sidi Abdel Rahman shrine, situated at the
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The Sidi Abdel Rahman shrine, situated at the end of Casablanca, Morocco's string of beaches. The shrine is a popular pilgrimage site for Moroccans. (Oct. 7, 2012)

Casablanca, a bustling city of 4 million and
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Casablanca, a bustling city of 4 million and the county's commercial capital, is a vibrant mix of old and new with art-deco architecture, traditional souqs and beaches. (Oct. 7, 2012)

Tourists stroll through Casablanca, Morocco's Habous district, built
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Tourists stroll through Casablanca, Morocco's Habous district, built by the French in the 1920s to resemble a traditional Moroccan medina. Casablanca, a bustling city of 4 million and the county's commercial capital, is a vibrant mix of old and new with art-deco architecture, traditional souqs and beaches. (Oct. 7, 2012)

Tourists walk in front of Casablanca, Morocco's Hassan
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Tourists walk in front of Casablanca, Morocco's Hassan II mosque, one of the biggest mosques in the world. (Oct. 7, 2012)

Women walk toward the entrance of Casablanca's monumental
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Women walk toward the entrance of Casablanca's monumental Hassan II mosque in Morocco. (January 2013)

Rock formations at Sidi Ifni, Morocco. Sidi Ifni
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Rock formations at Sidi Ifni, Morocco. Sidi Ifni is an uncrowded beach spot along the Atlantic Ocean with imposing red stone formations, carved from years of erosion by the ocean.

A camel in the Sahara near the town
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A camel in the Sahara near the town of Merzouga, Morocco.

Tangier, which became an international zone in 1923
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Tangier, which became an international zone in 1923 when France and Spain occupied Morocco and remained so until independence in 1956, is one of Africa's oldest continually inhabited cities. (Aug. 13, 2002)

A man sits on the rock near the
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A man sits on the rock near the Toubkal Mount, Morocco's highest point, in the Atlas Mountains, central Morocco. (Aug. 10, 2001)

The afternoon sun shines on the arches of
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The afternoon sun shines on the arches of the Basilica, the main administrative building in the ancient Roman city of Volubilis, near Meknes, Morocco. (March 8, 2012)

A stone used to grind olives to produce
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A stone used to grind olives to produce olive oil peeks through the undergrowth in Volubilis, Morocco's most famous Roman ruin near Meknes, Morocco. (March 8, 2012)

The pillars of the ruined Capitol, once a
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The pillars of the ruined Capitol, once a temple to Jupiter, topped with a stork's nest in the ruined Roman city of Volubilis near Meknes, Morocco. (March 8, 2012)

The arches of the Basilica, the main administrative
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The arches of the Basilica, the main administrative building of Volubilis, Morocco's most famous Roman ruin near Meknes, Morocco. (March 8, 2012)

A mosaic portraying a scene from Greek mythology
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A mosaic portraying a scene from Greek mythology in the ruins of the Venus House at Volubilis, Morocco's most famous Roman ruin near Meknes, Morocco. (March 8, 2012)

Tourists gather around the arches of the Basilica,
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Tourists gather around the arches of the Basilica, the main administrative building of Volubilis, Morocco's most famous Roman ruin near Meknes, Morocco. (March 8, 2012)

The artisans' quarter in the Roman ruins of
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The artisans' quarter in the Roman ruins of Sala Colonia outside the Moroccan capital of Rabat. (March 10, 2012)

A tourist climbs to the top of Ait
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A tourist climbs to the top of Ait Ben Haddou fortress near Ourzazate, Morocco, along what is called the route of a thousand kasbahs in the Atlas Mountains. (Dec. 31, 2002)

The Salon de The (Tea Room) of the
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The Salon de The (Tea Room) of the legendary Marrakesh hotel La Mamounia, before its reopening on Sept. 27, 2009, after a three-year renovation led by French interior designer Jacques Garcia. (Sept. 25, 2009)

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