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It's donkey work taking on rubbish job in Algiers' historic Kasbah

Come rain, shine or searing summer heat, the donkeys and the garbage collectors work a seven-day week gathering garbage using a method that dates back to the arrival in Algiers of the Ottomans in the 16th century.


IT is a rubbish job, but someone has to do it. Or some animal. In the alleyways of Algiers' famed Kasbah, donkeys shift tonnes of trash every day.

Some streets in the Kasbah are so narrow that single file is necessary. Others are wider but are steep and stepped, ruling out...