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    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    • Against the Laws of Nature: How the Desert Blooms
    © AFP 2018 / CARLOS AGUILAR
    The Ataсama Desert is one of the driest places on Earth. Usually, it only sees 50 mm of precipitation yearly, with absolutely no rainfalls in some areas for decades.

    Above: Flowers bloom at the Huasco region on the Atacama Desert.

    Recently, the driest desert in the world, the Ataсama, located on the Pacific coast and covering 1,000 kilometers of Chilean land, suddenly turned into a mallow colored flower carpet. It is a well-known fact deserts – from time to time –  bloom for several days or even weeks, but not every year.

    Sputnik presents to you a photo gallery of some breathtaking and fragile moments of the revival of deserts.

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