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Harar , Ethiopia
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There are six gates: five 16th-century originals and the car-friendly Harar Gate , also known as Duke’s Gate after Ras Makonnen, the first Duke of Harar, who added it in 1889. The photograph on this gate is Emir Abdullahi, the last of Harar’s 72 Emirs and the city’s last Muslim leader. The nearby Shoa Gate and the Buda Gate (Bedri Bari) are also attractive, though they no longer have their wooden doors. Erer Gate (Argob Bari), the one Richard Burton entered through, and the little-used Sanga Gate (Suqutat Bari) lie to the east. To the north is busy Fallana Gate (Assum Bari).