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Aug 17, 2015

Valley of the Whales in Egypt

Valley of the Whales in Egypt

Egypt's Valley of the Whales holds fossils and bones, that date back over 40 million years.

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The Milky Way is seen in the night sky around camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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The Milky Way is seen in the night sky around camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Coral reefs and marine fossils lay on the rocks in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A long exposure photo shows star trails in the night sky over rocks around camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A long exposure photo shows star trails in the night sky over rocks around camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A long exposure photo shows star trails in the night sky over rocks around camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A long exposure photo shows star trails in the night sky over rocks around camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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People walk around the rocks in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Whale fossils lay on the rocks in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Whale fossils lay on the rocks in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A long exposure photo shows star trails in the early morning at sky over rocks around camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Whale fossils lay on the rocks in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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The 'Milky Way' is seen in the night sky over rocks in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A combination photo shows stars and a long exposure photo shows star trails from the night sky to morning over rocks at camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Ca AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Whale fossils lay on the rocks in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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People walk around the rocks in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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A general view for Wadi El-Rayan Lakes at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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Fishermen work from their boat in Wadi El-Rayan Lake at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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El-Madoura mountain is seen around Wadi El-Rayan Lake at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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The Milky Way is seen in the night sky around camp in the natural reserve area of Wadi Al-Hitan, or the Valley of the Whales, at the desert of Al Fayoum Governorate, southwest of Cairo AMR ABDALLAH DALSH/REUTERS

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