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China’s Desert Oasis: a general view of the Yueyaquan Crescent Lake, in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Formerly a silk route hub and centre for trade between China and the West, 2000-year-old Dunhuang relies heavily on tourism and features a number of historic sites dating back to the Han Dynasty. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones


China’s Desert Oasis: a Muslim food vendor at his stall in Dunhuang, in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Formerly a silk route hub and centre for trade between China and the West, 2000-year-old Dunhuang relies heavily on tourism and features a number of historic sites dating back to the Han Dynasty. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

China’s Desert Oasis: a guide waiting for tourists next to camels newar the Yueyaquan Crescent Lake in Dunhuang, in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Formerly a silk route hub and centre for trade between China and the West, 2000-year-old Dunhuang relies heavily on tourism and features a number of historic sites dating back to the Han Dynasty. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

China’s Desert Oasis: a general view of the Yueyaquan Crescent Lake in Dunhuang, in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Formerly a silk route hub and centre for trade between China and the West, 2000-year-old Dunhuang relies heavily on tourism and features a number of historic sites dating back to the Han Dynasty. The city has an arid climate and is surrounded by sand dunes, a result of increasing desertification. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

China’s Desert Oasis: a guide leading camels near the Yueyaquan Crescent Lake in Dunhuang, in China’s northwestern Gansu province. Formerly a silk route hub and centre for trade between China and the West, 2000-year-old Dunhuang relies heavily on tourism and features a number of historic sites dating back to the Han Dynasty. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones

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