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Tourists Bury Themselves in Moroccan Sands for Wellness

Tourists Bury Themselves in Moroccan Sands for Wellness

AFP (Oct. 10, 2014) The formerly nomadic tribesmen have for years been running hotels and restaurants in Merzouga, a key stop on the Moroccan tourist trail on the edge of a sea of sand dunes. Duration: 02:21 Video provided by AFP
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Egypt's Pyramid Construction Secret: Just Add Water

Egypt's Pyramid Construction Secret: Just Add Water

Newsy (May 1, 2014) Dutch researchers say hauling giant blocks across the desert becomes much easier if you wet the sand first. Video provided by Newsy
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Obama Visits Calif. to Talk About Drought

Obama Visits Calif. to Talk About Drought

AP (Feb. 14, 2014) Amid one of the driest years in the state's recorded history,President Barack Obama came to Fresno, Calif. to announce tens of millions of dollars in federal aid. (Feb. 14) Video provided by AP
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Luxury Resort Hidden Among Desert Sand Dunes

Luxury Resort Hidden Among Desert Sand Dunes

AP (Jan. 2, 2014) In the middle of the world's largest red sand desert is one of the most luxurious hotels on earth. The Qasr Al Sarab resort in Abu Dhabi's Empty Quarter celebrates Emirati culture and traditions. (Jan. 2)
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