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Picture taked during sunset in Zagora.

"agora (Arabic: زكورة‎) is a town in the valley of the Draa River in Souss-Massa-Dra, southeastern Morocco. It is located at around 3019′50″N 550′17″W / 30.33056N 5.83806W / 30.33056; -5.83806Coordinates: 3019′50″N 550′17″W / 30.33056N 5.83806W / 30.33056; -5.83806. It is flanked by the mountain Zagora from which the town got its name. Originally it was called 'Tazagourt' the singular of plural 'Tizigirt', Berber for 'twinpeaks', referring to the form of the mountain. In old European maps the mountain Zagora is already indicated but the town itself was only built in the 20th century. On the top of the Zagora mountain the remains of an Almoravid fortress can still be seen. [1] The exact location of the former Almoravid mosque is still a matter of dispute. Each year the moussem (festival) of the Sufi saint moulay Abdelkader Jilali is celebrated at Zagora.

A well known sign at the town border states "Tombouctou 52 jours", the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu, Mali on foot or camel."

in: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zagora,_Morocco

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  • Copyright: pedro almeida (velocista) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 73 N: 121] (897)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2009-12-26
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/3.5, 1/160 secondi
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  • Date Submitted: 2010-01-16 11:47
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