Fishermen’s boats near the port at the Houmt Souk.

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A fisherman’s cart used to deliver his catch from boat to market. Near Houmt Souk.

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Artist Abbes Boukobza and his wife of 36 years at their home in the countryside.

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In Hara Kebira, the main Jewish quarter where the Jews of Djerba (often called the last Arab Jews) live. After the majority of Tunisian Jews left Tunisia for fear of persecution, the Jews of Djerba remained, although their population has dwindled to less than a thousand by most estimates.

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A mosque near the sea. And the motorbike one of the faithful used to get there.

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Fresh fruits and vegetables at the market in Djerba.

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Fresh lemons at the market.

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In Hara Kebira, the main Jewish quarter where the Jews of Djerba (often called the last Arab Jews) live. After the majority of Tunisian Jews left Tunisia for fear of persecution, the Jews of Djerba remained, although their population has dwindled to less than a thousand by most estimates.

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Brothers Khalifa (left) and Mabrouk (right), who are nearly identical looking but not twins, have lived and worked in the Jewish quarter, Hara Kebira, their entire lives. Although they are not Jewish, Hara Kebira has traditionally been home to people of all faiths. Khalifa is a weaver. This tiny space has been his workshop and store for the past fifteen years.

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A different kind of prayer. At the mosque by the sea. In Djerba.

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I crossed his path. In Hara Kebira, the main Jewish quarter, where the Jews of Djerba live today.

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