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Now I take another step back in time, to December 1981. This is from a market place in Tamanrasset (or Tamanghasset), the last major settlement in southern Algeria on the way towards Niger.

In 1981 this was where public transports ended, although a new road continued a few kilometers further south. To proceed across the Sahara I had to find a truck-driver who was willing to give me a ride. It was quite easily done, but I had to pay roughly the equivalent of a bus ticket for the same distance. Food and water was included in the price.

I spent a couple of days in Tamanrasset, one of the major towns of the Sahara and a meeting-place for people of many nationalities and ethnic groups.

This photo was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.

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