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Camels, casbahs and more make for a magical visit to Morocco

MARRAKECH, Morocco - Our two rows of camels rested in the darkness before dawn near the circle of tents in the towering Erg Chebbi dunes, a few miles from Morocco's border with Algeria. The cool air carried the aroma of coffee brewing as the sky began to lighten.

To the west, a guide was leading three camels and their passengers on a dawn ride. To the east, a few of my travel companions were climbing to the top of a huge dune. As the sun's rays broke across the dunes, the color of the sand seemed to change

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