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Mission Impossible 5 to close off Morocco highway

The filming of Hollywood action movie “Mission Impossible 5” is to close off a section of a main highway in Morocco for two weeks

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The filming in Morocco of Hollywood action movie “Mission Impossible 5” is to close off a section of a main highway for two weeks, the highways authority and local media said Thursday.

The national authority said a 15-kilometer (nine-mile) stretch of the Casablanca-Agadir highway would be closed to the public from Saturday until midnight on September 12.

Local media said filming of “Mission Impossible 5” has already started in Morocco, which has been used as the setting for major productions such as "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), “Gladiator” (1999) and Babel (2006).