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Mutla Ridge - Kuwait
Middle East
The cliffs of Mutla Ridge in the deserts of Kuwait. This area was a strategic fortification for liberating US forces in the Persian Gulf war. Nearby is the "highway of death" - the road Iraqi forces used in their attempts to flee back to Iraq. Now the ridge is used as a recreation area. There are many four-wheelers, off-roaders, and picnicking families.
Copyright: Eric Walker
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Taken: 08/11/2011
Uploaded: 08/11/2011
Actualizat: 08/07/2014
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Tags: mutla; ridge; kuwait; middle; east; arab; persian; gulf; iraq; war; desert; cliff; shield; storm; army; post; base
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