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Families gather at a beach after lockdown measures were lifted in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of the 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, marking the end of more than three months of lockdown. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Youths play as the sun sets on a reopened beach after lockdown measures were lifted in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Brik Ait Qeddour poses for a photo at his reopened shop in the Medina of Rabat after lockdown measure were lifted, in Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of the 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, marking the end of more than three months of lockdown. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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People wearing face masks sit at a cafe in the capital Rabat, after the authorities eased lockdown measures in some cities, put in place in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, on June 25, 2020. / AFP / FADEL SENNA
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Women watch as their kids swim at a reopened beach after lockdown measures were lifted in Sale, Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Young Moroccans gather at a beach along the coast of the city of Sale, north of the capital Rabat, after the authorities eased lockdown measures in some cities, put in place in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, on June 25, 2020. In the background the the walled Kasbah of the Udayas can be seen. / AFP / FADEL SENNA
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Women walk past a reopened hair salon in the Rabat Medina after lockdown measures were lifted in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of the 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, marking the end of more than three months of lockdown. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Moroccans gather at a beach along the coast of the city of Sale, north of the capital Rabat, after the authorities eased lockdown measures in some cities, put in place in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, on June 25, 2020. In the background the walled Kasbah of the Udayas can be seen. / AFP / FADEL SENNA
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People wearing face masks sit at a cafe in the capital Rabat, after the authorities eased lockdown measures in some cities, put in place in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, on June 25, 2020. / AFP / FADEL SENNA
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People wear face masks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus in the reopened Medina of Rabat after lockdown measures were lifted in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of the 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, marking the end of more than three months of lockdown. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Moroccans wearing face masks walk along a street in the capital Rabat, after the authorities eased lockdown measures in some cities, put in place in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, on June 25, 2020. / AFP / FADEL SENNA
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A family wears face masks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus while enjoying their time at a reopened beach in Sale, Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Boys wearing face masks to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pose for a portrait as they spend time at a reopened beach for the first time since lockdown measures were lifted, in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Moroccans gather at a beach along the coast of the city of Sale, north of the capital Rabat, after the authorities eased lockdown measures in some cities, put in place in order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus, on June 25, 2020. In the background the walled Kasbah of the Udayas can be seen. / AFP / FADEL SENNA
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Youths play basketball in a reopened court after lockdown measures were lifted in Rabat, Morocco, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
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Families spend time at a reopened park after lockdown measures were lifted in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, June 26, 2020. In the capital Rabat, people welcomed the end of lockdown with the joy of a religious holiday. They met friends, planned days at the beach, and visited relatives. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy)
Updated 29 June 2020

Moroccans swim, sing, reconnect as lockdown lifts

Moroccans are re-experiencing a taste of the 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.
In the capital Rabat, people welcomed the end of more than three months of virus lockdown starting Thursday with the joy of a religious holiday. They met friends, planned days at the beach, and visited relatives.
The pandemic left its scars on Morocco's economy and Moroccans' well-being, however, that will take a long time to heal.