Washington D.C - Images of happy and welcoming locals during King Mohammed VI recent visit to the Saharan city of Laayoune should have been circulated around the world to showcase how Sahrawis feel about the Moroccan monarch. Yet no Moroccan embassy seems to have taken on this task.

King Mohammed VI of Morocco with his brother, Prince Moulay Rachid. Photograph- Abdelhak Senna:AFP:Getty Images
Photo by Abdeljak Senna, AFP:Getty Images
Hassan Masiky was born in Kenitra, Morocco, and is based in Washington as a blogger and freelance writer.