December 5, 2012

Carousel in Marseille, France

Photograph by Ed Kashi, VII/National Geographic

In Marseille, a woman of Algerian descent celebrates her upcoming wedding in high style, reveling with a gaggle of girlfriends at a downtown carousel. A port city since 600 B.C., the Mediterranean metropolis of more than 850,000 is home to 100,000 foreigners from Algeria, Italy, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, and beyond.

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