Last update: December 7th, 2019 at 8:00 am
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