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Scenes of Western Sahara

Conveyer Belt

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Conveyer Belt

Western Sahara has the longest conveyer belt in the world -- 62 miles -- which is used to transport the phosphate rock to awaiting international ships at the port of Laayoune. Pictured here is one of its feed points.

See the full story: Regional Instability Threatens Already Tense Western Sahara