Saturday, January 24, 2009

Dusk In Iférouane

Iférouane is the gateway to the Aïr Massif Mountains. The image is a view of the northern Aïr Mountains from the wadi at the foot of the Tamgak Massif. On the edge of the Sahara Desert in northern Niger, is Iférouane - a small Tuareg village of mud-huts spread out along a dry river-bed- nestles in close to the rugged rocks, eking out its survival. You can see the trees marking the dry bed, sucking on water beneath the sand. During the coolest time of year, the day time temperature usually hits 35 degrees C (95 degrees F). Iférouane Idiiyat-es-Sahel. That's the name of my taidit.

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