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14 most beautiful desert oases in the world

Photos Logo Photos | Slide 1 of 15: Crescent Moon Lake, Dunhuang, China

Oases - areas of lush vegetation surrounded by desert - have an almost mystical hold on our imagination, conjuring up visions of the "Arabian Nights." But they're also a vital part of the desert economy, offering crucial stops for traders and supporting communities.  Let’s take a look at some of the most beautiful examples from across the globe.

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