MUSLIM MOROCCANS LIVEHOOD

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Every day about 30,000 Moroccans file through the nearby Moroccan settlement of Beni Ansar to border checkpoints and into the enclave. Once there, they buy as much as they can carry — usually clothes, shoes, toilet paper, cleaning products — and file back out of Melilla. They then sell the goods at markets and pavement stalls throughout Morocco. It is a profitable business because, with no tax or customs duty to pay, goods in Melilla cost about half the price charged in Morocco. Spanish customs officers patrolling the border generally let Moroccans through with their goods as long as they are not moving industrial quantities, which is why most of the packages are piled high on bicycles or carried on peoples’ backs. – Photos by Reuters.

2.Moroccans carry goods to be taken across the border.
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3.Moroccans queue with goods to be taken across the border.
4.A Moroccan man looks at boxes of goods to be taken across the border.
morocco spain enclave business 5 Wall Street unplugged5.Moroccans queue to cross the border into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla.
morocco spain enclave business 6 Wall Street unplugged6.A Moroccan man hides items in the boot of his car before crossing the border.
morocco spain enclave business 9 Wall Street unplugged7.Moroccan men unpack goods to be taken across the border from Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla into Morocco.
http://public.dawn.com/wp-content/gallery/wall-street-unplugged/morocco-spain-enclave-business-10.jpg8.A Moroccan man stands besides goods to be taken across the border.
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