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In pictures: Saharawi camp life
Long struggle

For more than three decades tens of thousands of Saharawis have been living in refugee camps in Algeria. The BBC takes a look at their life in exile.

The camps are run by the Polisario Front, which has been fighting for an independent Western Sahara for 35 years.

Polisario began its struggle against Spanish colonisers before taking up arms in 1975 against Morocco, which claims the territory.

This camp, one of the bigger ones, is named after Smara town in Western Sahara.

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