Beneath an apartment block that looms over Monica beach in the western coastal city of Mohammedia, a sole sand dune has escaped the clutches of Morocco's insatiable construction contractors.
Amidst crack grounds and dry palm trees, Moroccan people deal with a drought that has grown to threaten many ancient oasis.
Millions worldwide may have seen the desert fortress in the hit fantasy series 'Game of Thrones,' but few know they can actually visit the site; the Moroccan village of Ait-Ben-Haddou.
Tourism accounts for about 10 percent of GDP and is one of the country's main sources of foreign currency, alongside exports and remittances from Moroccans working abroad.
The holy Muslim month of Ramadan is proving particularly lonely and challenging for 30 Moroccan doctors and nurses who have been living in a luxury hotel now for nearly seven weeks to avoid the risk of infecting their families.
Moroccan authorities on Monday extended the nationwide lockdown until June 10, citing a "stable but not reassuring sanitary situation", due to outbreaks that "continue to appear" among families and in factories.
Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of life before. In newly opened public spaces, every sip of coffee in a cafe, every dip in a river with friends, every moment of outdoor intimacy is savored.
Pottery, basketwork and wrought-iron furniture pile up in the deserted stalls of the Oulja arts and crafts complex in Sale near the Moroccan capital Rabat.
To earn a dollar, rose picker Izza in Morocco's Atlas Mountains wakes up at dawn to collect three kilos of flowers -- eventually distilled into precious oil.