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Photo taken from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar looking south.

Just visible to the right of the rock across the straights of Gibraltar is the coast of Morocco just 7.7 nautical miles (14.3 km; 8.9 mi) at the strait's narrowest point.

To the bottom of the photo and on the road to the left can be seen some of the famous Barbary Macaques, the only wild monkey population in the European continent. Although most populations in Africa are facing declining populations due to hunting and deforestation, the population of Barbary monkeys in Gibraltar is growing. At present, some 300 animals in five troops occupy the area of the Upper Rock area of the Gibraltar Nature Reserve. All Gibraltar Barbary macaques are descended from North African populations of Barbary macaques.

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Taken on August 13, 2016