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10 'Deserts' Hiding Where You Wouldn't Expect to Find Them

Sand in strange places.

Around the world, pockets of desert-like terrain hide in unusual spots. In Alaska, mounds of golden sand spill across a plot of Arctic forest. Poland boasts a human-made desert slowly being reclaimed by the forest, and in Greece, a patch of shifting sand sits between two of the lush island’s extinct volcanoes. Though many of these intriguing environments are not technically deserts, you may find yourself believing otherwise.