Photographer's Note

Merzouga is a small village about 50 kilometers from the Algerian border.

Most people are here to take a camel safari into the dunes over a day trip or stay over a night, and to get a taste of remote (tourism-influenced) Berber life. The local population is mix of Arabs and Berber, and generally welcoming and friendly.
A typical street scene in the older part of Merzouga village.. This one was the outside a mosque, seated is the owner of the mosque and a camel guide, could be a Tuareg but cannot confirm. Tuaregs are Berber people with a traditionally nomadic pastoralist lifestyle.

I happened to chat with him after stealing a few photos, he was cool, shared his Facebook account, but the old man was really grumpy and complaining as to why i was taking his photo !

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Additional Photos by Sayeed Rahman (sayeed_rahman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 650 W: 14 N: 858] (6461)
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