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Silt

Small particles of rich soil. When the Nile rivers flood water withdrew the silt was left behind making the land better for farming.

Aquifer

Underground rock layer that water flows through. Libya has no permanent rivers. In the 1990s the government built pipelines to carry the water from desert to costal areas.
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Casbahs

Older sections of Algerian cities. People enjoyed walking down the older sections.

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