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Mosque in a district of El Oued, Wilaya of El Oued, Algeria (33°22’ N, 6°52’ E). Helicopter flying over the dunes near El-Oued, Algeria.The Hodna Mountains under snow, near El Hammadia, Algeria (35°55
Timgad archaeological site, wilaya of Batna, Algeria (35°29’ N, 6°28’ E).The Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria (36°45’ N, 3°01’ E). Tassili n’Ajjer plateau, Algeria (24°28’ N, 9°47’ E).
Cultivations in the Aïn Touta region, Aurès, Algeria (35°22’ N, 5°52’ E).Zedjar cape, Oued El Melah, AlgeriaChott Merouane, Algeria (34°02’ N, 6°06’ E).
Constantine, Algeria (36°22’ N, 6°37’ E).Oued El-Abiod valley, Aurès massif, Algeria (35°05’ N, 6°10’ E). Landscape near El Mahdia, wilaya of Setif, Algeria (36°10’ N, 5°15’ E).
Harbour of Algiers, Algeria (36°46’ N, 3°03’ E).General view of Algiers, AlgeriaThe Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria (36°45’ N, 3°01’ E).
The Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria (36°45’ N, 3°01’ E). Mosque Djamaa Lihoud, Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria.El Aurassi Hotel and the bay of Algiers, Algeria.
Building in Algiers, Algeria.Algiers seafront and the National Theater‎, Algeria (36°47’N, 03°04’E).Zirout Youcef boulevard and Algier’s central station, Algeria.
The Place des Martyrs and the Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria.The Monument of the Martyrs (Maquam E’chahid), Algiers, AlgeriaDey Palace, Kasbah of Algiers, Algeria.
Cathedral of Notre Dame d’Afrique, Algiers, Algeria.Saint-Eugene cemetery, Algiers, AlgeriaBologhine in Algiers, Algeria

The Hodna Mountains under snow, near El Hammadia, Algeria (35°55' N, 4°47' E).

In northeast Algeria, the Hodna Mountains run parallel to the coast, reaching 6,200 ft (1,890 m). The area is essentially dedicated to agriculture and sheep farming. Market gardening, fruit trees, wheat, grapes, and olives occupy these small plots of land. The cedar and oak forests and olive groves that once stood on these slopes are now sparse, leaving a soil worn by erosion and overgrazing. In 150 years, Algeria has lost nearly 40 percent of its forests. Hot, dry summers alternate with harsh winters in the semiarid continental climate of these mountains. Annual precipitation levels reach 28 to 40 in (71 to 102 cm). In early 2005, a rare and heavy snowfall covered the region. According to inhabitants, it was the most significant snowfall in sixty years—a paradox when global warming is at the forefront of international concerns. But meteorologists insist that these extreme phenomena do not belie global warming. In the long term, they predict premature melting of snow in the high mountains and a drastic drop in snowfall in medium-height mountains.

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