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a home filled with sand near the abandoned Kolmanskop diamond mine in Namibia
July 7, 2014

Sands of Time

Sand dunes spill through the doorway of a reclaimed home in the ghost town of Kolmanskop, Namibia. Kolmanskop, formerly home to a diamond mine, was abandoned in 1954 after the precious mineral was depleted.

This photo and caption were submitted to the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Winners will be announced July 31.

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Photograph by Bonnie Flamer
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