March 30, 2010

Dead Sea

Photograph by Paolo Pellegrin, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Floating on dreams and whispers, girls from a West Bank village cool off in the salt-laden waters of the Dead Sea. With its main tributary, the Jordan, at less than a tenth of its former volume, the inland sea has dropped some 70 feet since 1978.

See more photographs from the April 2010 feature story "Parting the Waters."

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