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STONE TOWN, ZANZIBAR, AFRICA

Technically, Zanzibar is part of the country of Tanzania, but this affiliation is just the latest in a series that has alternately seen Zanzibar under the rule of Shirazi Persians, Portuguese, Omani Arabs, and British. Zanzibar gained independence from the British in 1963 as a constitutional monarchy under the Sultan of Oman. The African majority revolted against the sultan and in the first few days, between 5,000 and 15,000 Arabs and Asians were murdered and the new government overthrown. The revolutionaries then appointed Abeid Karume as President of the new revolutionary government and in a move that is still discussed today, he met with President Nyerere of Tanganyika and the two countries united to form Tanzania on 26 April 1964..

Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Flying into Zanzibar
The patchwork tin roofs of Stone Town from the air
Hidden courtyard in the Old City of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The waterfront in Stone Town
The waterfront in Stone Town
The waterfront in Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The waterfront in Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
The waterfront in Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
The waterfront in Stone Town
The waterfront in Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Maze-like, winding streets and alleys of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Maze-like, winding streets and alleys of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
Wailing for the DalaDala - the bus
Local oranges, peeled and ready to eat
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Maze-like, winding streets and alleys of Stone Town
Maze-like, winding streets and alleys of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
A neighborhood market, hidden amongst the winding streets
Child climbs the wall of a football court, tucked away in Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
Maze-like, winding streets and alleys of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town along the waterfront
The Stone Town Cultural Center
The Dhow Countries Music Academy
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The Palace Museum
The waterfront in Stone Town, seen from the Palace Museum
Bar-B-Que on the street next to the Palace Museum
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The Old Arab Fort
The stage at the Old Arab Fort - music here twice a week
Vendors on the grounds of the Old Arab Fort
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
A Muslim Mosque
A Catholic Church
Muslim woman chats with a neighbor
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
The waterfront in Stone Town
Hand carved boats along the waterfront in Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
One of Stone Towns beaches
One of Stone Towns beaches
One of Stone Towns beaches
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
One of Stone Towns beaches
A  traditional Dhow sails by a modern yacht in the harbor
Sunset sail on a traditional Dhow
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Sunset from Stone Town's harbor
Fishing - small scale and on a grand scale
Sunset from Stone Town's harbor
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Sunset swim in the harbor
The narrowest street in the Old City of Stone Town
The historic architecture of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
View of Stone Town from the top of Emerson and Greene Hotel
View of Stone Town from the top of Emerson and Greene Hotel
View of Stone Town from the top of Emerson and Greene Hotel
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
View of Stone Town from the top of Emerson and Greene Hotel
Stone Town street leading to the Central Market
Muslim women at a primary school
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Local spices at the Central Market of Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Muslim women in full burkha inspect shoes at the Central Market
The Central Market of Stone Town
Muslim women in long head scarves that cover every strand of hair shop for fabric at the Central Market
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
The Central Market of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The Anglican Church on the site of the Old Slave Market, with a Mosque in the background - both existing peacefully side-by-side
The Anglican Church on the site of the Old Slave Market
The cramped quarters of the Old Slave Market, where up to 75 slaves were shackled and held to be sold into slavery
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Mercury Restaurant, named after Freddie mercury, late lead singer of Queen, who was born in Zanzibar
Smiling faces and lovely people of Stone Town
Kids at the waterfront after dark, competing to see who can have their photo taken
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
The Stone Town Hospital
Unique hand-carved doors, windows, and shutters of Stone Town
A private home on the outer fringes of the Old City
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Food stands at the Forodhani Night Market
Food stands at the Forodhani Night Market
Food stands at the Forodhani Night Market
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Zanzibar - Stone Town
Food stands at the Forodhani Night Market
Food stands at the Forodhani Night Market
House Of Wonders at sunset from the Clove Hotel
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