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View over the Namib from a dune at sunset

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The Namib Desert is one of the 500 distinct physiographic provinces of the South African Platform physiographic division. It occupies an area of around 80,950 km2.
The Namib's aridity is caused by the descent of dry air of the Hadley Cell, cooled by the cold Benguela current along the coast. It has less than 10 mm (0.4 inches) of rain annually and is almost completely barren. Besides rain being scarce, it is also hardly predictable. The western Namib gets less rain (5 mm) than the eastern Namib (85 mm).
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namib_Desert

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A: Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namibia

摄影师Martin Broomfield, 距离此全景2.8

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dune_45Dune 45 is a star dune in the Sossusvlei area of ...

Dune 45, Sossusvlei, Namibia

B: Dune 45

摄影师Arno Dietz, 距离此全景2.8

Dune 45 is a star dune in Sossusvlei, Namibia. Its name comes from the fact that it is at the 45th ki...

Dune 45

C: Dune in Sossusvlei

摄影师Armin Leuprecht, 距离此全景8.4

Dune in Sossusvlei

D: Hidden Vlei, Namibia

摄影师Stephan Messner, 距离此全景12.0

Hidden Vlei, Namibia

E: View over the Dead Vlei

摄影师Martin Kneth, 距离此全景15.8

Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Na...

View over the Dead Vlei

F: Dead Vlei, Namibia

摄影师Martin Broomfield, 距离此全景15.9

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeadvleiDeadvlei is a white clay pan located near the mo...

Dead Vlei, Namibia

G: Dead Vlei

摄影师Martin Kneth, 距离此全景15.9

Deadvlei is a white clay pan located near the more famous salt pan of Sossusvlei, inside the Namib-Na...

Dead Vlei

H: Dead Vlei, Namibia

摄影师Martin Broomfield, 距离此全景15.9

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeadvleiDeadvlei is a white clay pan located near the mo...

Dead Vlei, Namibia

I: Dead Vlei in Namibia

摄影师holger-turck, 距离此全景16.0

Dead Vlei in Namibia

J: Deadvlei

摄影师Armin Leuprecht, 距离此全景16.0

Deadvlei

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Welcome to Africa, AKA the motherland! Check out African Internet Radio while you're scoping the panoramas.

The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.

Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.

In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.

Text by Steve Smith.

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