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Hikers walking along the top ridge of a large sand dune in the Atacama Desert. Known as the driest place on earth, the desert is also considered the oldest. It has experienced semi-arid conditions for over 150 million years, and the inner core—the driest spot—has been hyper-arid for over 15 million years.
- MELISSA FARLOW
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- Long Road South BOOK_National Geographic 1/1999