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The Negev (Hebrew: הַנֶּגֶב‎, Tiberian vocalization: han-Néḡeḇ ) or Naqab (Arabic: النقب‎‎ an-Naqab) is a desert and semidesert region of southern Israel. (Photo by Torai)




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27 Jan 2017 12:50:00
Dromedaries and donkeys are used to transport the salt. (Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images)

Unforgiving temperatures of up to 60℃ (140℉) beat down on these saltminers on a daily basis. The mines, situated in the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia, stretch across 38,000 sq miles and at their lowest point are more than 300ft below sea level. Joel Santos travelled to capture the area’s dry, brutal beauty. Here: Dromedaries and donkeys are used to transport the salt. (Photo by Joel Santos/Barcroft Images)
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24 Aug 2016 11:31:00
The deserts of Argentina take on a starring role in this photographer’s breathtaking Milky Way shots. Amateur snapper Gonzalo Javier Santile, 46, spent the last two years capturing these rare shots of the galaxy as it arced over deserts in Salta Cafayate, Cordoba Valle de Punilla, Provincia de Buenos Aires and the Rio Negro province. In his pictures, the Milky Way can be admired as it towers over canyons, cacti, bushes, and even small brooks and lakes. (Photo by Gonzalo Javier Santile/Caters News Agency)

The deserts of Argentina take on a starring role in this photographer’s breathtaking Milky Way shots. Amateur snapper Gonzalo Javier Santile, 46, spent the last two years capturing these rare shots of the galaxy as it arced over deserts in Salta Cafayate, Cordoba Valle de Punilla, Provincia de Buenos Aires and the Rio Negro province. In his pictures, the Milky Way can be admired as it towers over canyons, cacti, bushes, and even small brooks and lakes. (Photo by Gonzalo Javier Santile/Caters News Agency)
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27 Mar 2019 00:01:00
8 Spruce Street/New York By Gehry. Repponen has designed everything from skateboards and milk bottles to concepts for Estonia’s Olympic uniforms. (Photo by Anton Repponen/The Guardian)

Using digital editing, designer Anton Repponen places Manhattan buildings in desolate landscapes, “inviting viewers to see them as if for the first time”. Here: 8 Spruce Street/New York By Gehry. Photo by Anton Repponen/The Guardian)
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14 Jun 2016 12:42:00
Men buy and sell camels at Birqash camel market in Cairo, Egypt

A man walks with a camel at Birqash camel market on January 27, 2012 in Cairo, Egypt. On the edge of the western dessert, thousands of camels are bought and sold every Friday at Brqash camel market, one of the biggest in the Middle East. (Photo by Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
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28 Jan 2012 14:55:00
A young Emirati boy looks on as his falcon flies at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)

A young Emirati boy looks on as his falcon flies at the Liwa desert, 220 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on the sidelines of the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival on December 21, 2013. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a display of UAE handcrafts and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Photo by Karim Sahib/AFP Photo)
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27 Dec 2013 10:55:00
In this Saturday, April 8, 2017 photo, a keeper walks camels to the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack, in al-Lisaili about 40 km (25  miles) southeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)

In this Saturday, April 8, 2017 photo, a keeper walks camels to the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack, in al-Lisaili about 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Camel racing is a big-money sport and fast thoroughbreds can fetch well over a million dollars. As rising temperatures across Gulf Arab countries signal the end of the winter camel racing season, Dubai is wrapping up its races with the annual Al Marmoom Heritage Festival that has drawn thousands of camels from across the oil-rich Gulf. (Photo by Kamran Jebreili/AP Photo)
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19 Apr 2017 08:44:00
“No More Stars”: Abandoned Stars Wars Sets in the Desert by Rä di Martino

New York-based visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino has taken a series of eerie and beautiful photos that capture scenes of abandoned Hollywood film sets. Martino spent over a year traveling throughout the desert towns of Morocco and Tunisia hunting down the old Star Wars sets, exploring these massive structures that stand almost like ancient ruins. “No More Stars” showcases the backdrop of Luke Skywalker's home on the fictional desert planet Tatooine. (Photo by Rä di Martino)
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12 Mar 2015 13:38:00