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Picture of sand covering a farm in Mauritania
July 9, 2021

Swallowed by Sand

Before the desert sand swallowed them up, the walls around this farm in Mauritania measured four feet high. Overgrazing and deforestation, when added to the Sahel's drought, have led the desert to expand quickly, pushing people to more hospitable climes.
Photograph by Steve McCurry, Nat Geo Image Collection
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