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Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara
March 27, 2013

Ghadames, Libya

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Tight clusters of traditional mud-brick-and-palm houses have stood for centuries in Ghadames, a pre-Roman oasis town in the Sahara. Rooftop walkways allowed women to move freely, concealed from men’s view.

See more pictures from the February 2013 feature story "New Old Libya."

Get the story behind the shot in a Q&A with George Steinmetz »

Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic

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