The Lonely Tree of Ténéré: Only Surviving Tree within 400km Radius…KILLED

the 3 meter tall tree was one of the few interruptions in the landscape of sand. Visible from a considerable distance, it became a landmark for desert travelers. In 1973, a truck was driven by a Libyan, allegedly drunk, and despite the flat, wide-open expanse he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into the only tree in the entire region. The

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