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China - Taklamakan Desert

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  • Dead tree on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert
  • Dead tree on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert
  • Dead tree on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert
  • Dead tree on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert
  • Fertile land
  • Sand dune
  • Sand storm
  • Taklamakan dunes
  • Old tree in the desert
  • Fence in the sand
  • Sand dune
  • Attempts to reclaim some desert
  • B road
  • Wet sand
  • Sunset in the desert
  • Dust devil

The Chinese are trying to reclaim parts of the Taklamakan Desert - this goes on for hundreds of miles along parts of the highway. There are pumping stations every few miles - whether it works remains to be seen (some areas were green).
Xinjiang, China.
[Photographer: Jonathan E Tyrrell]

Dried out vegetation