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The Unseen Side Of Sahara

95 percent of Libya is desert. The southwestern region, called Fezzan, is the heart of the Sahara and almost entirely inhospitable. Although ancient tribes inhabited this area, especially during more lush seasons, the harsh winds, oppressive sunlight and freezing nights make it no place for the faint of heart. In the October issue of National Geographic magazine, photographer George Steinmetz used an ultralight paraglider to show this region of the Sahara as it's never been seen before.

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