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Draa Dunes in Southwestern Libya

25.9N 13.9E

August 4th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Libya - May 30th, 2009

Libya - May 30th, 2009

Seas of fire-colored red, orange and yellow sand dunes occupy the arid terrain of southwestern Libya. Most of the dunes visible here are draa dunes (from the Arabic for “arm”), very large masses of sand separated by flat basins containing little sand.

The sandy area in the bottom right quadrant is part of the Murzuq Desert, a primarily erg desert that is considered part of the Sahara desert complex, although it is separated from the southern Sahara by the Tibesti Mountains and the Tassili n’Ajjer.

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