and given a royal title. MOHAMMED VI & SALMA - website nettyroyal.nl Charitable activities From 27 February 2008 James Cracknell covered over 1,400 miles from Britain to Africa in 10 days, rowing, cycling and swimming. He rowed from Dover, England to Cap Gris Nez, France, then cycled to Tarifa, Spain, and finally swam across the Straits of Gibraltar from Tarifa to Punta
in Residence at Corpus Christi College (Corpus Christi College, Cambridge) in 2000 and formally began his career as a composer, with his first published works appearing in 2001 on the Finnish Sulasol imprint.
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received huge success as audiences were wowed by the up-beat style of the interactive Video clip. During the opening sequence, The Clip features, Season 1 Arab's Got Talent contestant, Abdelmalek Al Baljani, from Morocco, in a dance solo. Because of his advanced dance skills, on the show, Najwa, a judge on Arab's Got Talent, had made a promise to cast Al Baljani in her next video, and when she actually did, many were surprised. The three-day shoot took place in Northern Lebanon, at Nahr Ibrahim, in the Kesserwan area of Basateen Al Ossi, Jeita Grotto, and at the studio of Mansourieh. The 3D version premiered at the ABC Achrafieh theatre in Lebanon on July 25, 2011 and the video clip is currently being played in 600 3D Sony showrooms and outlets, throughout the Arab world. The clip was also shot in 2D to enable TV viewers to watch it on their regular TV sets. The "MaFi Noum" 3D clip had one of the largest production budgets in the Middle East. During the eighth century the Lamtuna created a kingdom out of a confederation of Berber tribes, which they dominated until the early tenth century. The Lamtuna probably did not convert to Islam until the ninth century. WikiPedia:Morocco Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Commons:Category:Morocco
century, there is a maze with sculpted hedges. Further on, Islamic gardens are featured, with an orange grove where the ground is patterned with terracotta irrigation pipes similar to those in the celebrated Seville Cathedral in Spain. The vegetable gardens and orchards in the Arsat are planted in hollows as in Morocco to protect them from the sun and maximise shadow and humidity. A representation of a Moroccan house pays homage to the painter MAJORELLE, creator of the beautiful blue garden in Marrakesh. In another area, the winter garden contains plants that flower in winter, such as mimosa and camellias. Free from threats to its existence and unchallenged by the wars fought by other European states, Portuguese attention turned overseas and towards a military expedition to the Muslim lands of North Africa. Newitt (#refNewitt), p. 19 There were several probable motives for their first attack, on the Marinid Sultanate (Marinid Dynasty) (in present-day Morocco): it offered the opportunity to continue the Christian crusade against Islam; to the military class, it promised glory on the battlefield and the spoils of war; Boxer (#refBoxer1969), p. 19 and finally, it was also a chance to expand Portuguese trade and to address Portugal's economic decline. WikiPedia:Morocco Dmoz:Regional Africa Morocco Commons:Category:Morocco
1955 a (part-political) Prime Minister; Vizier was the style of a minister of state (other titles for various portfolios). *In the Hashemite Kingdom of Hejaz (later merged into present-day Saudi Arabia), the sole Vizier was (10 June 1916 - 3 October 1924) the future second king Ali ibn Hussein al-Hashimi (Ali of Hejaz), under his father Hussein ibn Ali al-Hashimi (Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca) (the first to assume the title Malik, i.e. King, instead of Grand Sharif
on the international circuit Raja Casablanca is the only Moroccoan club, and the first African and Arabic team to participate in the World Club Cup. They competed in the first edition that took place in 2000 in Brazil. A competition that allowed them to confront some of the great football teams from around the world, such as Real Madrid CF from Spain and SC Corinthians (Sport Club Corinthians Paulista) from Brazil. After serving in Afghanistan, Neumann became the ambassador
, Australia, Indonesia, East Timor, New Zealand and the UK (United Kingdom). The track features a distinct Moroccan (Morocco) string sample from Najat Aatabou's song "Just Tell Me the Truth". The main hook of the song is in an unusual 6 4 time signature. The track also features rapping by Q-Tip (Q-Tip (rapper)) (formerly of A Tribe Called Quest). In part of the song, a sample from their early single " Leave Home (The Chemical Brothers song) Leave
Americans. On 19 February Luck was tasked with capturing the Kasserine pass (Battle of the Kasserine Pass) in a surprise coup. The Americans were alert, however, and the heavy defensive fire spoiled Luck's advance. Rommel, however, led a decisive attack on the following day with the 21st and 10th (German 10th Panzer Division) Panzer Divisions, breaking through the Pass within minutes. The Americans fought stubbornly, but their tanks were no match for the Panzer IV Panzer IV F2 (called 'MkIV
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'''Morocco''' ( , meaning "The West") are commonly used as alternate names.
Morocco has a population of over 33 million and an area of . Its political capital is Rabat, although the largest city is Casablanca; other major cities include Marrakesh, Tangier, Tetouan, Salé, Fes, Agadir, Meknes, Oujda, Kenitra, and Nador. A historically prominent regional power, Morocco has a history of independence not shared by its neighbours. Its distinct culture is a blend of Arab (Arab people), indigenous Berber (Berber people), Sub-Saharan African, and European influences.
Morocco claims the non-self-governing territory (United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories) of Western Sahara as its Southern Provinces. Morocco annexed the territory in 1975, leading to a guerrilla war with indigenous forces until a cease-fire in 1991. Peace processes (Western Sahara peace process) have thus far failed to break the political deadlock.
Morocco is a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. The King of Morocco (List of rulers of Morocco) holds vast executive and legislative powers, especially over the military (Military of Morocco), foreign policy and religious affairs. Executive power is exercised by the government (Moroccan government), while legislative power (legislature) is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Assembly of Representatives (Assembly of Representatives of Morocco) and the Assembly of Councillors. The king can issue decrees called dahir (Moroccan Dahir)s which have the force of law. He can also dissolve the parliament after consulting the Prime Minister (List of heads of government of Morocco) and the president of the Constitutional court.
Morocco's predominant religion is Islam, while the official languages are Berber (Berber languages) and Arabic (Arabic language). Moroccan Arabic, referred to as ''Darija'', and French (French language) are also widely spoken.