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Danger: Camel Crossing

This is the greatest danger we faced when we drove from Ouargla to El Oued in southern Algeria: bumping into a wild camel...!

By 1970, the anti-French sentiment left over from the Algerian War a decade earlier had largely faded away. But we were lucky to enjoy the calm then; as three years later, the first in a series of civil clashes began, which have largely prevented this part of Algeria from becoming the travel destination its beauty and history would otherwise merit.

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This Happened—December 2: The Princess Of Pop Is Born In The Deep South

On this day, proud parents in a small town in Mississippi would welcome a baby girl destined to become the Princess of Pop.

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