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Immersed in Moroccan Culture & Wrapped in a Traditional Hijab

Before starting an unforgettable camel trek through the Sahara desert, my tour guide pulled me aside. He gifted me with a traditional Moroccan head scarf, a hijab, and wrapped it around my head. This hijab would protect me from the warm desert heat and any potential sand storms.

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Date Taken: 10.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Merzouga Desert, Morocco
Copyright: © Haley Gershon