MOROCCO

Jamaa el Fna Square Picture taken while an unusual rain in Marrakech ©David Arnoldi

Midnight at the Atlas Regions The regions of the atlas are a meeting point between travelers and traders, who are traveling to the main cities of the country to sell the goods obtained in the desert. ©David Arnoldi

Berber Family Traveling to the Desert Berbers going back home,  after spending a long time working and trading in different towns with textiles and other genres, to meet their family again and share the rewards of work. ©David Arnoldi

Nomad Child Nomad child approaches to the travelers to ask for anything that is in their pockets. A few coins or candies makes him happy. ©David Arnoldi

Berber Traits Ahmed left the desert and the flock over 10 years ago to work in a village that grows each year faster because of the increasing rate of tourism, his current livelihoods. ©David Arnoldi

Berber Wedding A friend of the future bride shows the presents of the family and friends to the rest of the people. The Bereber weddings are held over three days. Men and women celebrate for the first 2 days separately . ©David Arnoldi

Nomad Family living in a Jaima Nomad families today still refuse to live in villages, they keep living in Jaimas,  changing places regularly in poverty conditions. ©David Arnoldi

Ahmed Home in the Village The house of Ahmed remained roofless for the first years. He couldn't get to sleep in a covered room because during his life, he and his family were used to sleep outdoors under the stars. ©David Arnoldi

Man Looking at the Dunes Hassan observes the path traveled during a journey across the desert dunes. ©David Arnoldi

Moroccan Policeman on the Road A Policeman checks the ID documents. Police checkpoints are very common on the roads of the desert and the atlas. ©David Arnoldi

Gnaoua Musicians The Gnaoua of Khamlia are originaly from the black Africa. Their ancestors were brought as slaves from West and Central Africa. By the 50s and 60s they began to settle down with nomad Berbers. The village of Khamlia is located in southeastern Morocco, 7 km south of Merzouga. It is a village of about 300 inhabitants. ©David Arnoldi

Erfoud Market The town of Erfoud, famous for its work with fossils as one of its main sources of income (besides tourism) was formerly known as "the gateway to the desert”. Nowadays it is the administration center of the area and the location where people from the surroundings come to solve bureaucratic issues and to facilities like banks and study centers. ©David Arnoldi

Boulman Dades Town Boumalne Dades is a town in Ouarzazate Province, located at the edge of a plateau desert. ©David Arnoldi

Man Polishing Rocks Containing Fossils Man polishing rocks containing the fossils obtained from the quarries around Errachidia. Fossils, from the Paleozoic era when the area was under the sea, are sold as craft and decor items throughout the country with impunity. ©David Arnoldi

Sheep Under the Shade of a Tree Flock grazing in the desert under the shade of a tree, near Zagora. ©David Arnoldi

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