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Gaddafi’s Saharan Farming Schemes

By Martin W. Lewis | March 3, 2011 | 2 Comments

Viewed from space, most of Libya appears as a lightly colored patchwork of browns, tans, and light greys, indicating its arid nature. A few large dark grey areas that look at first glance like vegetation turn out to be barren rock surfaces. Some of the smaller dark patches, however, are irrigated farmland.

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