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Sandy Streaks Create Algerian Abstract

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February 19, 2013

Sandy Streaks Create Algerian Abstract

In this Landsat 5 satellite image, what look like pale yellow paint streaks slashing through a mosaic of mottled colors are ridges of wind-blown sand that make up Erg Iguidi, an area of ever-shifting sand dunes extending from Algeria into Mauritania in northwestern Africa.