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NASA Photo of Sahara:  Richat Structure, Mauritania

NASA Photo of Sahara: Richat Structure, Mauritania

NASA Richat Structure, Mauritania, Western Sahara Desert "Richat Structure, Mauritania This prominent circular feature in the Sahara desert of Mauritania has attracted attention since the earliest space missions because it forms a…
Photo of the Day:  Women in Mosul, 1902

Photo of the Day: Women in Mosul, 1902

From M. E. Hume-Griffith and A. Hume, Behind the Veil in Persia and Turkish Arabia: An Account of an Englishwoman’s Eight Years’ Residence Amongst the Women of the East (1909). The authors…
“Dubai World III” (Gursky Photograph)

“Dubai World III” (Gursky Photograph)

Andreas Gursky, "Dubai World III," Photograph, 2008. Gursky (b. Leipzig, 1955) studied at the Dusseldorf Art Academy and is known for his large scale prints and interest in world tourist sites. This…
Tripoli, Libya: Martyr’s Square (Photo)

Tripoli, Libya: Martyr’s Square (Photo)

Martyr's Square, Tripoli, Libya on a Friday afternoon. This is the area of the former "Green Square" where Qaddafi gave his hours-long crackpot speeches. It now has a carnival atmosphere on the…