Timbuktu in the Sahara Desert - Earth.com - Earth.com Image Gallery

This Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features the city of Timbuktu in the Sahara Desert. Timbuktu in the Sahara Desert is so remote that two long roads are the only reliable ways to access the city. In medieval times, however, Timbuktu served as a major trading hub where people met to exchange salt, gold, and ivory.

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