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Celebration of the 'Seventh Art' in Oran

The 6th International Arab Film Festival took place in Oran at the beginning of December 2012, with the festival opening ceremony taking place and the Mohamed Ben Ahmed Convention Center. Referring to the event as "an occasion to reaffirm ties that link the Arab peoples" the Algerian Culture Minister Khalida Toumi noted in a written statement read by her representative Rabah Hamdi, that these ties are "links forged by common history and same civilization". While Arabs have been scattered throughout the world in more recent times, these common ties are seldom broken, and films highlighting the history, traditions and culture of Arabs, wherever they may be located, tend to have a unifying effect.

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Valuable Desert-Dwellers of Algeria

Camel trekking is a popular way of exploring Algeria's desert regions. Perfectly adapted to arid and exposed conditions, camels are true nomads of the Sahara Desert. Camels were domesticated thousands of years ago and continue to be used as transport, as they are able to travel where no vehicle can, while carrying heavy loads of supplies and human passengers. They are also used as working animals and are a source of milk, clothing and food for their keepers.

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A Brief History of the Ottoman Empire in Algeria

With the Regency of Algiers as its principal center, the Ottoman Empire ruled an area referred to as Ottoman Algeria in the Maghreb between 1525 and the French invasion of Algiers in 1830. The Regency of Algiers was established by Ottoman Turkish admiral Hayreddin Barbarossa in around 1525 when he captured the city of Algiers which soon became the base from which the Ottoman Empire attacked European shipping in the Mediterranean in acts of piracy. In capturing Algiers, the Ottoman Empire drove out the Hafsid and Zianid dynasties, as well as any Spanish forces in the North African region under its control.

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Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Inhabitants of Algeria

Stories of dinosaurs have long fueled the imaginations of humans, with ongoing discoveries in different parts of the world providing more information on these gigantic prehistoric creatures and offering theories on what led to their extinction. Fossilized remains of dinosaurs have been found in a number of North African countries, including Algeria, with each discovery being important in piecing together the history of the various species of dinosaurs and their habitats.

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Award-Winning Algerian Artist Mohamed Zmirli

Algerian artist Mohamed Zmirli was born in Tizi-Ouzou on 18 February 1909. Having been orphaned at a young age, he had to leave school to earn a living, which he did by painting peacocks and roosters on items of furniture. At the age of 15, he managed to make his way to Algiers, where he discovered his talent for the fine arts, completing his first still-life painting in 1930, beginning what was to be a successful career during which time he made a significant contribution to the cultural and artistic heritage of his home country of Algeria.

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Jerboas – Fascinating Desert Dwellers

There are a number of national parks and protected areas in Algeria designed to preserve the natural heritage of this vast North African country. Visitors to these parks and wide open spaces are generally on the lookout for the larger animals and birdlife to be found there. Smaller animals may be overlooked, but are no less important to the biodiversity of the country. Among these smaller creatures is the jerboa, a rodent found in arid desert regions throughout Northern Africa and Asia.

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Remnants of Roman History in the City of Guelma

The city of Guelma is located in a fertile region surrounded by the Maouna, Houara and Dbegh Mountains. Watered by the Seybouse River which flows over a distance of around 120 miles from Medjez Amar in the northwestern part of Guelma Province to the Mediterranean Sea near Annaba, the area around Guelma is prime agricultural land. Visitors to this busy Algerian city will find a number of attractions to enjoy, including nearby the nearby hot springs of Hammam Ouled Ali and Hammam Debagh which are well positioned to cater for tourists, while history enthusiasts find the various archeological sites in the city to be of great interest.

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Literary Culture at the International Book Fair of Algiers

On Wednesday 19 September 2012, the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, opened the 17th edition of the International Book Fair of Algiers being held in the city at the Exhibition Center Pins Maritimes until 29 September. Accompanied by Algeria's Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, and several other members of the Algerian Government, the President visited different stands exhibiting at the popular annual cultural event in which up to 630 publishing houses from 41 countries are participating. Under the title "My Book, My Liberty", this year's International Book Fair of Algiers coincides with the 50th anniversary of Algeria's independence.

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