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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Chouara tannery in the ancient city of Fez, Morocco.

The tanneries have been in operation in Fez since the 14th century. Chromium has been a major ingredient in the tanning process since the 1800s. Men who spend their days in the carcinogen eventually suffer from immune system and respiratory problems.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Fez, Morocco
Copyright: © Justin Betham