Rabat, Morocco

Dates and dry figs line the street in front of a mosque in Rabat's medina

Many Moroccans pointed out to me that Morocco was the first nation to recognize the United States' independence and therefore Morocco is the US's oldest diplomatic partner, which some Moroccans tout with pride.

At evening prayer time, the interior of this mosque gets so crowded that they put out mats outside on the sidewalk to accommodate the overflow crowds of praying men.

Looking out at the Atlantic from the Kasbah of the Udayas

A soldier in uniform stands guard outside the entrance to the Mausoleum of Mohammed V

Medina streets

Chellah, ruins of a medieval fortified settlement

Storks have taken up residence along the ramparts and tops of crumbling buildings at Chellah.

Rabat is the capital of Morocco and these protesters were outside the Moroccan parliament.  Any Arabic readers care to translate these banners?

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