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Sand dunes and palm trees in the oasis of umm el Maa in the erg of Ubari, Sahara - Libya.

UMM EL MAA, ERG UBARI, SAHARA, LIBYA - NOVEMBER 2003: Sand dunes and palm trees in the oasis of umm el Maa in the erg of Ubari, Sahara - Libya. The Ubari Erg, or Sand Sea, has been a feature of the landscape of this region situated near Sabha, capital city of the south western municipality, for at least the last 100,000 years. While parts of the sand sea would have been submerged during lacustrine phases, much of this area would have been above the level of the lake surface. The eastern and southern regions would have been characterised by extensions of palaeolakes, and by interdune lakes formed by the higher water table. Small lakes still exist in the eastern part of the sand sea where the land surface intercepts the local water table to form the perennial oases of Gabron, Umm el Maa and Maafu. (Photo by Axel Fassio / Aurora Photos)

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