Last update: August 22nd, 2019 at 12:39 pm
Timbuktu is so remote that those two long red roads are the only reliable ways to get to the city. Long ago, however, it served as an important hub along gold, salt, and ivory trade routes.
This image was captured by the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on board the Landsat 8 satellite.
Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory