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Saryesik-Atyrau sandy desert

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“Nature is an infinite sphere whose center is everywhere”

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Saryesik-Atyrau (also Sary-Ishikotrau) - the sandy desert in Almaty region of Kazakhstan. It is located in the Balkhash-Alakol hollow, to the South from Lake Balkhash.
The river Or crosses the desert, flowing into the lake.
The part of the rivers which are flowing down from slopes of the Dzungarian Ala Tau (Karatal, Aksu, Lepsy) also cross Saryesik-Atyrau, flowing into Balkhash. Others, less large, are lost in sands.

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Authority:
"Kazakhstan. National encyclopedia" (1998 - 2007).

Photos
Alexander Petrov.