Tourists pet a camel after disembarking the German-operated MS Europa cruise liner at La Goulette, a port on the northern edge of Tunis, on October 6, 2016. AFP / FETHI BELAID
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A celebratory band played as a cruise liner docked Thursday in the port of Tunis for the first time since a March 2015 extremist attack killed 21 tourists in the capital.The German-operated MS Europa motored into La Goulette with some 310 passengers on board for a one-day stopover.Salah Issa, a camel owner in his 40s who has been in tourism since he was 12 years old, was delighted to be back at work.Dozens of hotels were forced to close last winter following the Bardo attack and another in June 2015 around a beach hotel in Sousse that killed 38 foreign holidaymakers including 30 Britons.
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