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A fisherman throws his anchor as he is sailing a traditional boat along the coast on July 15, 1997, outside Matemwe, Zanzibar. The island has a long history with slave trade and was ruled by Omani Arabs during the early 19th century. The Island is predominately Muslim and has become a popular tourist destination in recent years. The Island is a two-hour boat ride from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania on the east African coast. The island is part of Tanzania. (Photo by: Per-Anders Pettersson)