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Djado, Niger, 1997

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"Ghost town of Djado is steeped in moonlight and mystery. Once it was a station on a slave-trading route between Niger and Libya. Surrounded by malarial swamps, adobe dwellings are now occupied by scorpions and snakes."

(Text and photograph from "Journey to the Heart of the Sahara," March 1999, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by George Steinmetz

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