Workers sort roses in a house in the city of Kelaat Mgouna (or Tighremt NImgunen) in Morocco's central Tinghir Province in the Atlas Mountains recently. The heady aroma of the Rosa Damascena, a variety introduced in the days of the caravan trade, perfumes hedges and fields irrigated by two wadis between the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Everything revolves around roses: the names of hotels, colour of cabs, cosmetics sold in countless stores, necklaces offered by children in the streets, the monument standing the town of Kelaat Mgouna and its annual festival that attracted thousands of visitors before COVID-19.
A metals recycling plant stands in Brooklyn on Monday in New York City. Businesses in the building, service, hospitality and retail sectors are seeing solid growth as the US economy surges out of the Covid-19 slowdown. According to the Commerce Department, the economy grew at an annual rate of 6.4 per cent between January and March as millions of Americans got vaccinated against COVID-19 and the federal government spent trillions of dollars on stimulus checks to families and individuals.
Shippers’ Council of Bangladesh Chairman Md Rezaul Karim presides over the 7th meeting of the Board of Directors of SCB at its head office at Dhanmondi in the capital on Tuesday.
Cubans queue to buy food in Havana on Monday. Weakened by the tightening of the US embargo and the absence of tourists due to the pandemic, Cuba has stopped paying its international creditors, but hopes to return to action and negotiate in the coming months.