The festival of Sidi Ali Ben Hamdouch in the Moroccan village of Sidi Ali, near Meknes, brings Moroccans from far and wide to venerate a 17th century Muslim saint and his servant Lalla Aicha, a mythical Muslim princess from the desert who dwells in the spirit world and is a powerful unseen force for her followers.
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