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Picture of a grid of straw on a sand dune in western China
June 17, 2021

Moving Desert

A grid of straw prevents sand dunes from overtaking a railroad in China's Tengger Desert. This picture appeared in the March 1980 issue, in which representatives from the National Geographic Society traveled from Beijing to the far west Xinjiang Province.
Photograph by Bruce Dale, Nat Geo Image Collection

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