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Casablanca: Looking for the spirit of Rick's Cafe

Seven decades after the premiere of the film classic "Casablanca," the Moroccan port city remains firmly associated in many people's minds with the movie, even though Rick's Cafe Americain, where much of the story took place, was a pure creation of Hollywood.Full story

'Casablanca' turns 70, and a kiss is still a kiss

Round up the usual suspects, it's time to honor "Casablanca," the Humphrey Bogart-Ingrid Bergman classic that premiered 70 years ago, on Nov. 26, 1942. Are there many movies as beautiful, or as beautifully quotable? Full story

Maiden gay cruise to Muslim land hits Morocco snag

RABAT (Reuters) - Organizers of an all-gay cruise on Saturday blamed Moroccan officials for the cancellation of what would have been the first visit of its kind to a Muslim country, but the tourism minister denied the ship was banned and said its passengers were welcome. Full story

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Casablanca piano
Casablanca piano

This photo provided by Sotheby's shows the piano used in the movie “Casablanca.”

Workers begin construction for TGV high-speed train line linking Casablanca to the south via the capital Rabat, in Kenitra
Workers begin construction for TGV high-speed train line linking Casablanca to the south via the capital Rabat, in Kenitra

High-speed railway workers begin the first day of construction for the 350 km long TGV high-speed train line linking the northern port city of Casablanca to the south via the capital Rabat, in Kenitra December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (MOROCCO - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)

High-speed railway workers begin first day of construction for TGV high-speed train line linking Casablanca to the south in Kenitra
High-speed railway workers begin first day of construction for TGV high-speed train line linking Casablanca to the south in Kenitra

High-speed railway workers begin the first day of construction for the 350 km long TGV high-speed train line linking the northern port city of Casablanca to the south via the capital Rabat, in Kenitra December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (MOROCCO - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)

Workers begin first day of construction for TGV high-speed train line linking Casablanca to the south via the capital Rabat, in Kenitra
Workers begin first day of construction for TGV high-speed train line linking Casablanca to the south via the capital Rabat, in Kenitra

High-speed railway workers begin the first day of construction for the 350 km long TGV high-speed train line linking the northern port city of Casablanca to the south via the capital Rabat, in Kenitra December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer (MOROCCO - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION)