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Chile: World's driest desert in bloom after heavy rains


After heavy rains in northern Chile this year, the Atacama Desert -the driest in the world- has turned into a land of colourful flowers, a rare phenomenon known as the "flowering desert." In years of very heavy seasonal rains, the phenomenon makes the seeds of some 200 desert plants suddenly germinate a couple months after the precipitations.

Added on the 29/08/2017 23:44:12 - Copyright : AFP EN

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