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The alkaline water in this lake is so caustic it can burn animals that have not adapted to it.
More than 2 million lesser flamingos build nests here on small islands.
The lake’s temperature can reach 41 degrees Celsius.
This is the largest church in the world.
It can hold 18,000 people inside its walls, and the esplanade can accommodate 300,000.
Its design is based on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, with a 149-meter-tall dome and colonnade…
This water body’s salt content is 34.8 percent. That’s 10 times higher than the oceans and 5 to 10 percent higher than the Dead Sea.
It is one of the hottest places on earth, with temperatures sometimes climbing above 50 degrees…
This area covers 400,000 hectares and includes 289 villages.
The Tellem people lived here, mostly in caves, between the 11th and 16th centuries.
The Dogon people succeeded the Tellem and live in the region to this day.
This town is East Africa’s oldest and best-preserved Swahili settlement.
Buildings were constructed with traditional Swahili techniques using coral, lime and mangrove poles.
This community has been continuously inhabited…
The dunes here have red, brown, violet, green, blue, purple and yellow sand.
This is the only place in the world that has earth in seven colors.
The sands settle into layers to show bands of colors.
Weathered volcanic basalt…