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people riding camels across a vast desert in China
August 6, 2020

Camel Train

Visitors ride camels across China's Taklimakan Desert, just as Marco Polo did in 1273. The desert is nearly as big as the country of Germany.
Photograph by Michael S. Yamashita, Nat Geo Image Collection

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