Each year the Sahara moves southward. Now drought has brought additional problems to the peoples on its borders. If a person who lived in North Africa 2,000 years ago could be brought back to life, he would stare with unbelieving eyes at the difference between ancient and modern-day North Africa. Today, the Sahara is the largest desert in the world, covering an area, larger than the continental United States! 'More than 3,000,000 square miles of varying degrees of desolation stretch endlessly in this land whose productivity once astonished men of old.
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