Morocco: A King's Headache

High in a snow-swathed cedar grove in the Atlas Mountains, the young King of Morocco stood casting alone for trout in an icy stream. Hassan II enjoyed good luck, which was not surprising since no one else was allowed to fish the well-stocked reserve at the royal resort of Ifrane. Nor were there any messy chores. No sooner would the King hook another prize than five servants rushed to remove the wriggling catch from the royal line.

But for all the outward calm that marked his vacation last week, Morocco's 33-year-old monarch had problems on his mind. They had to...

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