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Casablanca—Halcyon Skies, Hidden History

Casablanca has one of the most halcyon annual climates of any spot on the globe, due to its location on the shores of the cold Atlantic Ocean and under the annually persistent Azores High—a dome of subtropical high pressure air, the center of which hovers to the west of Casablanca, that strongly influences the dry, hot conditions of the Sahara Desert to the south of the city.

ED DARACK is an independent writer and photographer. Visit his Web site at www.darack.com.

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