Libya souks and shopping

Photos by Laurie McAndish King
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rabbit smoking hookahTripoli, also known as “the Jewel of the Mediterranean,” is Libya’s largest city, with souks (also known as bazaars) offering a wide variety of unexpected and unfamiliar goods. Visitors will enjoy spices, fabrics, jewelry, and … smoking rabbits.

OK; I admit it: the taxidermied rabbit smoking a water pipe was only offered in one place, and was easily the oddest souvenir I saw.

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