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June 30, 2017

The Blues

The city of Chefchaouen, in northwest Morocco, features many buildings painted blue. According to legend, the practice of blue buildings dates back to the 15th century, when Jews fled the Spanish Inquisition and settled in Chefchaouen. In the Jewish faith, blue reminds worshippers of the sky, and therefore, God. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by ioannis stamatogiannis, National Geographic Your Shot
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