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Bedouin Lookout, Petra, Jordan, 1998

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"Lookouts on a ledge, Bedouins watch as a group of tourists admire Al Khazneh (the Treasury), whose function in Nabataean times is still unknown. Spurred by Jordan's peace treaty with Israel, tourism to Petra is up tenfold since 1991, boosting the economy but raising concerns about preservation."

—From "Petra: Ancient City of Stone," December 1998, National Geographic magazine
Photograph by Annie Griffiths Belt

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