Photo of the Day 16 June 2008

Laundry on Lines, High Atlas Mountains, Morocco, 2005
Photograph by Alexandra Boulat
Colorful laundry dries on lines in a Berber village in Morocco's High Atlas Mountains. Many Berbers, or Amazigh, fled to the highlands following the Arab conquest of North Africa in the seventh century A.D. Unlike the Berbers who remained with their conquerors, those who went to the High Atlas have until today managed to preserve their identity, their language, and their independence.