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Or some animal: In the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tons of trash every day. Some streets in the Kasbah are so narrow that single file is necessary. UNESCO calls the Algerian capital's Kasbah "an outstanding example of a historic Maghreb city," and says it greatly influenced town planning in the western Mediterranean and sub-Saharan Africa.But without its donkeys loaded with huge panniers and accompanied by their green-uniformed handlers, the Kasbah would sink under the weight of its own refuse.Each donkey load weighs up to 50 kilograms, and more than 2 tons of trash are collected every day.After climbing and descending for seven or eight hours, which is exhausting for both collector and donkey, the dawn patrol returns to the stables.There are 52 donkeys in the Kasbah Horse Unit, acquired in the same manner as official vehicles – by public tender, said Netcom communications head Nassima Yakoubi.
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