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Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Taklamakan Desert



Taklamakan Desert: also known as Taklimakan and Teklimakan, is a desert in northwest China, in the southwest portion of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the south, and the desert Pamir Mountains and Tian Shan (ancient Mount Imeon) to the west and north. The name is probably an Uyghur borrowing of Arabic tark, "to leave alone/out/behind, relinquish, abandon" + makan, "place". Another plausible explanation is that it is derived from Turki taqlar makan, which means "the place of ruins".

 Taklamakan Desert
 Taklamakan Desert China
 Taklamakan Desert is located in Northwest China
 Taklamakan Desert Night View
 Taklamakan Desert
Taklamakan Desert Wallpapers

Article source: www.wikipedia.org

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