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Over its history, Tunisia has walked the fine line between the East, Africa, and the West. Medinas, fortresses, Roman — sites and monuments are UNESCO World Heritage sites, as a result of their cultural worth: Carthage, Dougga, El Djem, and Kerkouane and the medinas of Tunis, Kairouan, and Sousse. Tunisia has managed to maintain an excellent balance between its numerous influences. Refugees from Turkish commanders, craftsmen from Italy and Andalusia all have left their mark. We are reminded by Testour's minarets of Spanish architecture, Ottoman motifs are included by the ceramics in Kairouan as well as the Beys' tombs -- Tunis' rulers -- are embellished with marble in the style of the Italians. Similarly, emancipated African Americans are supporting a...

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