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visitors and paddleboats on the shores of Lake Urmia, Iran
September 4, 2020

Red Lake

Summertime bathers at Lake Urmia, Iran, wade into waters colored red by bacteria and algae. Tourists from across Iran have come here for generations, but the number of visitors has fallen as the lake has shrunk some 80 percent since the 1980s.
Photograph by Newsha Tavakolian, Nat Geo Image Collection

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