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Sahara Desert Spreading Across Western and Northern Africa

April 18th, 2012 Category: Deserts

Morocco and neighbors - April 14th, 2012

The Sahara Desert or “Great Desert” is the world’s largest hot desert; at over 9,400,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi), it covers most of Northern Africa, making it almost as large as China or the United States. This image shows the desert extending across Morocco, Western Sahara, Mali, Mauritania and Algeria. Although a large part of Morocco is mountainous, particularly due to the Atlas Mountains in the center and the south of the country, the majority of the rest of the image appears covered by Saharan sands.

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