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Karakul with salt rim
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View from the Pamir Highway (M41) towards W. This 380 square kilometres large lake at an elevation of almost 4000 m asl occupies an endorheic basin said to represent a meteorite impact crater. The water is brackish, and salt crusts are common in the surroundings of the lake.

Sunday 14 August 2011 by Martin Mergili in Asia / Tajikistan (2637 visits)