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Photos: These star and rock formations in Egypt's White Desert are too good to miss

Lifestyle | | June 14, 2015, 9:39 am
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 The White Desert features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand.<br />A huge number of stars are seen in the night sky over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 16, 2015. The White Desert, about 500 km southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo, features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand, a terrain that gains in intensity when illuminated by the moon. Slightly to the north lies the Black Desert, given its name by the volcanic rock dolerite, similar to basalt. Four-by-four and trekking trips for tourists include Bedouin music around campfires and nights slept under a breathtaking array of stars.<br />(Image Courtesy: Reuters)

The White Desert features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand.
A huge number of stars are seen in the night sky over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 16, 2015. The White Desert, about 500 km southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo, features limestone and chalk forms strangely shaped by the wind and sand, a terrain that gains in intensity when illuminated by the moon. Slightly to the north lies the Black Desert, given its name by the volcanic rock dolerite, similar to basalt. Four-by-four and trekking trips for tourists include Bedouin music around campfires and nights slept under a breathtaking array of stars.
(Image Courtesy: Reuters)

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 The planet Venus is seen in the night sky over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

The planet Venus is seen in the night sky over rocks in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

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 A rock formation known as 'Camel Rock' is seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

A rock formation known as 'Camel Rock' is seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

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 A woman walks near a rock formation known as 'Mushroom Rock' in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

A woman walks near a rock formation known as 'Mushroom Rock' in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

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 Sands shaped by the wind are seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

Sands shaped by the wind are seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

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 A rock formation known as 'Africa Sand' is seen in the White Desert near Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

A rock formation known as 'Africa Sand' is seen in the White Desert near Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

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 A woman walks through the Black Desert near the Bahariya Oasis southwest of Cairo May 16, 2015. The Black Desert, given its name by the volcanic rock dolerite, similar to basalt, lies about 500 km southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo. As the rock erodes over time, it takes on varying shades of black and grey, giving the landscape a charred look that contrasts with the lighter colours in the arid terrain. Four-by-four and trekking trips for tourists include Bedouin music around campfires and nights slept under a breathtaking array of stars.

A woman walks through the Black Desert near the Bahariya Oasis southwest of Cairo May 16, 2015. The Black Desert, given its name by the volcanic rock dolerite, similar to basalt, lies about 500 km southwest of the Egyptian capital Cairo. As the rock erodes over time, it takes on varying shades of black and grey, giving the landscape a charred look that contrasts with the lighter colours in the arid terrain. Four-by-four and trekking trips for tourists include Bedouin music around campfires and nights slept under a breathtaking array of stars.

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 Rocks known as 'El Mokhimat' (tents) are seen in the Old White Desert near the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 16, 2015.

Rocks known as 'El Mokhimat' (tents) are seen in the Old White Desert near the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 16, 2015.

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 A man walks near rocks which are known as 'Ajabaat Rocks' in the White Desert near the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

A man walks near rocks which are known as 'Ajabaat Rocks' in the White Desert near the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

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 Rock shapes are seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

Rock shapes are seen in the White Desert north of the Farafra Oasis southwest of Cairo May 15, 2015.

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