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Dhow is the generic name of a number of traditional sailing vessels with one or more masts with lateen sails used in the Red Sea and Indian Ocean region.


Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous part of Tanzania, in East Africa. It is composed of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, 25–50 kilometres (16–31 mi) off the coast of the mainland, and consists of numerous small islands and two large ones: Unguja (the main island, referred to informally as Zanzibar), and Pemba. The capital of Zanzibar, located on the island of Unguja, is Zanzibar City. Its historic centre, known as Stone Town, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is claimed to be the only functioning ancient town in East Africa.

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Constantinos Borsis … on February 18, 2009

Very nice shot. Greetings from Greece Hellas

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Paolo Grassi on February 18, 2009

Thanks a lot, Constantinos. You are very kind. "My photos"

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 13, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Paolo Grassi
    • Camera: NIKON E8700
    • Taken on 2007/01/03 14:48:30
    • Exposure: 0.003s
    • Focal Length: 52.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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