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Introduction

OK, so maybe Western Sahara isn't technically a country by the standards of sovereignty. But it's definitely not like anywhere else.

The more-or-less-Moroccan territory has been a place of disputed ownership for decades, but as one of the world's most sparsely populated places it's a rather quiet argument between Morocco and Mauritania. Most of the population live in the capital of El Aaiún or further down the coast in the surfer-friendly city of Dakhla.

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