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Picture of a person standing on a salt deposit in Iran's Lake Urmia while the water around it looks red
September 18, 2021

Lake Urmia

A story in the March 2018 issue documented lakes around the world that are drying up. Iran's Lake Urmia, a popular tourist location pictured here, has shrunk 80 percent since the 1980s.
Photograph by Newsha Tavakolian, Nat Geo Image Collection

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