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A dhow, a traditional sailing vessel that originated in the Indian Ocean and Red Sea areas, sailing past the East African island of Zanzibar. Dhows are characterised by one or more masts with lateen sails and typically have long, thin hulls. Even to the present day, dhows make commercial journeys between the Persian Gulf and East Africa.

Photo: Muhammad Mahdi Karim

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