Sahara Desert

The Sahara (Arabic: الصحراء الكبرى‎, aṣ-Ṣaḥrāʾ al-Kubrā , 'the Great Desert') is the world's hottest desert, and the third largest desert after Antarctica and the Arctic. At over 9,400,000 square kilometres (3,600,000 sq mi), it covers most of North Africa, making it almost as large as China or the United States. The Sahara stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts to the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, it is delimited by the Sahel, a belt of semi-arid tropical savanna that composes the northern region of central and western Sub-Saharan Africa.Some of the sand dunes can reach 180 metres (590 ft) in height.
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    … Is space the final frontier for Facebook question-and-answer sessions? Astronaut Alexander Gerst hosted a Q&A from the International Space Station Friday morning. Gerst has been active on Facebook since arriving on the ISS, sharing photos of oil fields in Texas, the Sahara Desert, the Nile River and the Israel/Gaza Strip region with the more than 105,000 Facebook users who have liked his page. Readers: Have you ever participated in a Facebook Q&A hosted by a public figure? …

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