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Jun 11, 2015

Egypt’s White Desert

Egypt’s White Desert

The White Desert features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand.

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A woman walks along the sand dunes as the sun sets over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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The sun sets over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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The sun sets over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A huge number of stars are seen in the night sky over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Campers look up at stars in the night sky in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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The Milky Way is seen in the night sky over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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The planet Venus is seen in the night sky over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A rock formation known as 'Camel Rock' is seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A woman walks near a rock formation known as 'Mushroom Rock' in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Sands shaped by the wind are seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A rock formation known as 'Africa Sand' is seen in the White Desert near Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A man walks near tracks in the sands created by four-by-four vehicles in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A woman walks through the Black Desert near the Bahariya Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A man walks near rocks which are known as 'Ajabaat Rocks' in the White Desert near the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Rocks known as 'El Mokhimat' are seen in the Old White Desert near the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Rock shapes are seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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The 'Milky Way' is seen in the night sky around telescopes and camps of people over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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