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In pics: highways in Taklimakan Desert in China's Xinjiang

A car runs on the second highway across Taklimakan Desert in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 27, 2017. The first highway across the Taklimakan, running 522 kilometers from Lunnan in the north, to Minfeng county in the south, was opened to traffic in 1995. The second north-south road across the desert opened to traffic about a decade ago, cutting the distance between the two important regional cities of Hotan and Aral by 550 km and the travel time by about seven hours. (Xinhua/Zhao Ge)

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