[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] A man drags a rather reluctant goat across the square just outside the Medina, in Sefrou.  Sefrou is a small town in Morocco, North of Fez. Just ahead of the muslim festival of Eid al Adha, people everywhere are buying and selling goats ready to slaughter them for their feasts.

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The small Berber town of Sefrou is a picturesque place situated on the edge of the Middle Atlas. Its annual Cherry Festival was inscribed in the Representative List of Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2012. As such, its medina walls have been restored, and some fanadiq (ancient inns used by caravans) are being rebuilt. Sefrou once hosted one of Morocco’s largest Jewish communities (as many as 8000 people, according to some accounts), and it was here that Moulay Idriss II lived while overseeing the building of Fez.


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