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Snapshot Sunday: Burning up in the Arabian Desert

The Wahiba Sands desert - Al Sharqiya Province, Oman

Formed by blowing monsoons and winds, the Wahiba Sands is a desert region that stretches out along 5,000 square miles of eastern Oman. They may look barren, but the sands are home to thousands of invertebrate species – along with many Bedouin tribes like the Wahiba, from whom the desert gets its name.

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