Breathtaking Desert Photos Don't Show How Thirsty it is (Slideshow)

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The desert is an inescapably beautiful place. The extreme temperatures, sandy dunes, and expansive landscape is at once primal and otherworldly. A trip into one of the world's great deserts, even if only for a short time, is the adventure of a lifetime.

Yet, for many people around the world, the desert is an ominous, growing force. Driven by human action, deserts are expanding—swallowing farms and towns along the way. Forecasts predict more than a third of the world's landmass is threatened by desertification.

Breathtaking Desert Photos Don't Show How Hungry it is (Slideshow)

Breathtaking Desert Photos Don't Show How Thirsty it is (Slideshow)
The desert is an inescapably beautiful place. The extreme temperatures, sandy dunes, and expansive landscape is at once primal and otherworldly. A trip into one of the world's great deserts, even if only for a short time,

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