Western Sahara

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Dry and foreboding desert area located on the northwest coast of Africa, between Morocco and Mauritania, and fronted by the Atlantic Ocean; claimed by Morocco, though many who live there—mostly nomadic Berbers and Arabs—dispute the claim. California surf adventurer Craig Peterson documented his 1975 journey down the coast of Western Sahara ("the road consisted of nothing more than driving the beac...

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