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Monday, March 30, 2015

Tunisians Respond with Humor to Silly Claim ISIS is in Tataouine

One of Tunisia's niche tourist attractions is the fact that the first Star Wars film was filmed in and around the southern Tunisian town of Tataouine, which also gave its name to Luke Skywalker's home planet. After some Western media reported (wrongly) that  pro-ISIS forces had taken control of the area, Tunisian social media started having fun with the idea, which isn't true. See the link but here are three of the best samples:

"Tataouine: the niqab is already obligatory"

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