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Irrigation Fields, Qatar, 2003

Photo: Circular irrigation fields in Qatar

Irrigated crop fields stand out starkly against an expanse of Qatari desert. Such farms provide Qataris with some fruits and vegetables, but most of their food is imported. Government efforts to increase domestic agriculture are complicated by the paucity of fresh water in this parched desert nation.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "Revolution From the Top Down: Qatar," March 2003, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Robb Kendrick

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