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A family who has just purchased a camel for its meat at the local livestock market looks on as the animal is butchered according to Halal practice at the Nouakchott central abattoir. All across the Sahel, erratic rains and prolonged drought, largely attributed to global warming and climate change, have reduced water resources and grazing lands for traditional nomadic herdsmen, forcing many to sell their animals and reduce their herds.
Nouakchott, Mauritania. 14/03/2011.
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A family who has just purchased a camel for its meat at the local livestock market looks on as the animal is butchered according to Halal practice at the Nouakchott central abattoir. All across the Sahel, erratic rains and prolonged drought, largely attributed to global warming and climate change, have reduced water resources and grazing lands for traditional nomadic herdsmen, forcing many to sell their animals and reduce their herds. <br />
Nouakchott, Mauritania. 14/03/2011.