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Beni Isguen

Beni Isguen
by George Steinmetz

Aerial view of Beni Isguen, the most conservative and exquisitly preserved of the ancient hill towns in Ghardaia, Algeria, a World Heritage Site. Laid out like a mosaic, the residents carefully maintain their antique pastel-painted homes, which often feature a walled roof-top area for laundry and outdoor sleeping on hot Saharan nights.

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