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Dune De Pyla - A New 'Sahara' Desert Being Born In France

By Gerard @presurfer
Dune De Pyla - A New 'Sahara' Desert Being Born In Franceimage credit
It looks like Europe has started turning into a new sahara desert. The Great Dune of Pyla is the tallest sand dune in Europe. It is located in the Arcachon Bay area in France.
The dune has a volume of about 60,000,000 m³, measuring around 1,640 ft (500 m) wide from east to west and 1,9 miles (3 km) in length from north to south. The dune moves relentlessly towards the interior of the country and gradually covers buildings and roads.
(thanks Stanley)The Presurfer

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