Zakia Abdennebi
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/ 25 July 2007

Moroccans say security fears hurting tourism

After three days sitting in a dusty clearing, Ibrahim is beginning to wonder if a European tourist will ever hire one of his camels for a tour of the rose-lined boulevards of Marrakesh. ”The number of visitors has dwindled to nothing in the past week,” said the 21-year-old Moroccan, his lips pale and dry in the summer heat. ”I’ve been waiting for three days but not a single tourist has come for a ride.