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Morocco: “I Love Kech!”

Marrakech, the main tourist attraction in Morocco, was hit on Thursday by a bomb attack that ripped through a popular restaurant located in one of the busiest squares in the world, Djemaa el Fna, killing 16 people and wounding dozens others, most of whom tourists. The government has described the bombing as a terrorist attack and explained that the blast resulted from the explosion of a remote control device. The bombing came as a shock in a country that takes pride in its stability.

To express their solidarity with the victims of the bombing and show their support for the city dwellers, bloggers Samia (@samedda_), Bouchra (@princessa82), bizmaroc , Ghali (@ghalito91) and Lady Zee decided to launch a Tumblr blog calling for photo contributions in support of the mourning city. “I Love Kech!” (Kech means Marrakech) is the campaign they launched on Twitter to gather support. Following is a selection of the pictures the blog has been receiving from around the globe.

All pictures published here are shared with the blog's authors kind permission.

From Beirut, Lebanon:

Lebanon Loves Marrakech (30th April 2011)

From Beyrouth – Lebanon (30th April 2011)

From Beyrouth – Lebanon (30th April 2011)

“I love Marrakeck! (a lot, a lot, a lot)”

From Karim & Aida – Casablanca, Morocco (Picture taken in Lebanon – May 1st 2011)

Beyrouth – Lebanon (May, 1st 2011)

From Saudi Arabia:

From Jeddah – Saudi Arabia

From Miami, USA:

Itay, From Miami – USA (April 29th, 2011)

From Paris, France:

From Forrest – Paris, France (May 1st, 2011)

From Lamia – Paris, France (May, 1st 2011)

“We love Marrakech!”

From Mehdi & Houssam – Paris (May, 1st, 2011)

Mehdi & Houssam – Paris, France (May, 1st 2011)

From Hisham – Paris, France (May, 1st 2011)

From Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

From Rio (May 1st 2011)

“I'm crazy in love with Marrakech”

From Chalon sur Saône, France:

Myriam from Chalon sur Saône – France (May, 1st, 2011)

Sabrina from Chalon sur Saône – France (May, 1st, 2011)

From Greenwich, USA:

From Gaetan D. – Greeenwich, United States (May 1st, 2011) — Marrakech Forever

From Cairo, Egypt:

From Hedi – Cairo, Egypt (May 1st, 2011) — I Love Marrakech, From Cairo

From San Fransisco, USA:

From Moustapha, San Francisco – United States (May 1st 2011)

From El Salvador:

From Gisela, Salvador (May 1st 2011)

From Marrakech:

From Zynaly, Marrakech – Morocco (May, 1st 2011)

For more pictures, please visit ilovemarrakech.tumblr.com.

Contributions can be sent to ilovekech[at]gmail[dot]com.

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