Largest deserts of the world

Kara Kum Desert Uzbekistan Turkmenistan
1. The Karakum Desert, also spelled Kara Kum and Gara Gum is a desert in Central Asia. It occupies about 70 percent, or 350,000 km?, of the area of Turkmenistan. Covering much of present day Turkmenistan, the Karakum Desert lies east of the Caspian Sea, with the Aral Sea to the north and the Amu Darya river and the Kyzyl Kum desert to the northeast. In modern times, with the shrinking of the Aral Sea, the extended Aral Karakum has appeared on the former seabed, with an estimated area of 15,440 sq. The sands of the Aral Karakum are made up of a salt marsh consisting of finely dispersed evaporites and remnants of alkaline mineral deposits, washed into the basin from irrigated fields. The dusts blown on a powerful east west airstream carry pesticide residues that have been found in the blood of penguins in Antarctica. .....
Great Sandy Desert Australia
2. The Great Sandy Desert is a 360,000 km2 (140,000 sq mi) expanse in northwestern Australia. Roughly the same size as Japan, it forms part of a larger desert area known as the Western Desert. The vast region of Western Australia is sparsely populated, without significant settlements. The Great Sandy Desert is a flat area between the rocky ranges of the Pilbara and the Kimberley. To the southeast is the Gibson Desert and to the east is the Tanami Desert. The Rudall River National Park and Lake Dora are located in the southwest while Lake Mackay is located in the southeast. .....
Chihuahuan Desert Mexico
3. The Chihuahuan Desert is a desert that straddles the U.S. Mexico border in the central and northern portions of the Mexican Plateau, bordered on the west by the extensive Sierra Madre Occidental range, and overlaying northern portions of the east range, the Sierra Madre Oriental. On the U.S. side it occupies the valleys and basins of central and southern New Mexico, Texas west of the Pecos River and southeastern Arizona; south of the border, it covers the northern half of the Mexican state of Chihuahua, most of Coahuila, north east portion of Durango, extreme northern portion of Zacatecas and small western portions of Nuevo Leon. It has an area of about 140,000 square miles. It is the third largest desert of the Western Hemisphere and is second largest in North America, after the Great Basin Desert. .....
Great Basin Desert USA
4. The Great Basin is the largest watershed of North America which does not drain to an ocean. Water within the Great Basin evaporates since outward flow is blocked. The basin extends into Mexico and covers most of Nevada and over half of Utah, as well as parts of California, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming. The majority of the watershed is in the North American Desert ecoregion, but includes areas of the Forested Mountain and Mediterranean California ecoregions. The Great Basin includes several metropolitan areas and Shoshone Great Basin tribes. A wide variety of animals can be found in great basin desert. Look to the rocky slopes around the desert mountain ranges, you may spot a very rare desert bighorn sheep. Other mammals of the desert include kit fox, coyote, skunk, black tailed jackrabbit, ground squirrels, kangaroo rat and many species of mice. Bird species are very diverse in desert oases. .....
Great Victoria Desert Australia
5. The Great Victoria Desert is a barren, arid, and sparsely populated desert ecoregion in southern Australia. It falls inside the states of South Australia and Western Australia and consists of many small sandhills, grasslands and salt lakes. It is over 700 kilometres (430 mi) wide (from west to east) and covers an area of 424,400 square kilometres (163,900 sq mi). The Western Australia Mallee shrub ecoregion lies to the west, the Little Sandy Desert to the northwest, the Gibson Desert and the Central Ranges xeric shrublands to the north, the Tirari and Sturt Stony deserts to the east, and the Nullarbor Plain to the south separates it from the Southern Ocean. .....
Patagonia Desert Argentina
6. The Patagonian Desert, also known as the Patagonia Desert or the Patagonian Steppe, is the largest desert in America and is the 7th largest desert in the world by area, occupying 260,000 square miles (673,000 km). It is located primarily in Argentina with small parts in Chile and is bounded by the Andes, to its west, and the Atlantic Ocean to its east, in the region of Patagonia, southern Argentina. The Patagonian Desert is the largest continental landmass of the 40 .....
Kalahari Desert Southern Africa
7. The Kalahari Desert is a large arid to semi arid sandy area in Southern Africa extending 900,000 square kilometers (350,000 sq), covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa, as semi desert, with huge tracts of excellent grazing after good rains. The Kalahari Desert is the southern part of Africa, and the geography is a portion of desert and a plateau. The Kalahari supports some animals and plants because most of it is not a true desert. There are small amounts of rainfall and the summer temperature is very high. It usually receives 3 7.5 inches (76 190 mm) of rain per year. The surrounding Kalahari Basin covers over 2,500,000 square kilometers (970,000 sq mi) extending farther into Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, and encroaching into parts of Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The only permanent river, the Okavango, flows into a delta in the northwest, forming marshes that are rich in wildlife. .....
Gobi Desert Mongolia
8. The Gobi is a large desert region in Asia. It covers parts of northern and northwestern China, and of southern Mongolia. The desert basins of the Gobi are bounded by the Altai Mountains and the grasslands and steppes of Mongolia on the north, by the Hexi Corridor and Tibetan Plateau to the southwest, and by the North China Plain to the southeast. The Gobi is made up of several distinct ecological and geographic regions based on variations in climate and topography. This desert is the fifth largest in the world. The Gobi is most notable in history as part of the great Mongol Empire, and as the location of several important cities along the Silk Road. .....
Arabian Desert peninsula
9. Arabian Desert or Eastern Desert, c.86,000 sq mi (222,740 sq km), E Egypt, bordered by the Nile valley in the west and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Suez in the east. It extends along most of Egypts eastern border and merges into the Nubian Desert in the south. The Arabian Desert is sparsely populated; most of its inhabitants are based around wells and springs. Today most of the desert can be accessed by roads. Since ancient times Egypt has used the porphyry, granite, limestone, and sandstone found in the desert mountains as building materials. Oil is produced in the north. The name Arabian Desert is also commonly applied to the desert of the Arabian Peninsula. .....
Sahara Desert North Africa
10. The Sahara is the worlds largest desert. At over 9,000,000 square kilometers (3,500,000 sq mi), it covers most of Northern Africa, making it almost as large as the United States or the continent of Europe. The desert stretches from the Red Sea, including parts of the Mediterranean coasts, to the outskirts of the Atlantic Ocean. To the south, it is delimited by the Sahel: a belt of semi arid tropical savanna that comprises the northern region of central and western Sub Saharan Africa. .....
Syrian Desert
11. The Syrian Desert is described as an arid wasteland by Merriam Webster. Covering much of Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Syria, the region is marked by lava flows and was an impenetrable barrier to humans until recent decades. Now, highways and oil pipelines cross the region, which receives less than 5 inches (125 mm) of rain annually, on average.Humans were able to reach parts of it in ancient times, though. One area, now dubbed Syrias Stonehenge, was discovered in 2009. It includes stone circles and possibly, tombs, according to a 2012 Discovery News report.The Es Safa volcano field near Damascus is Arabias largest volcanic field. The vents found in that area were active about 12,000 years ago, during the Holocene Epoch. More recently, a boiling lava lake was spotted in the region around 1850. .....
Antarctica
12. Nestled around the South Pole, where the coldest temperature on Earth was recorded and which doesnt receive sunlight for months every year, its sometimes hard to think of icy Antarctica as a desert. But it is the worlds largest one because very little precipitation falls there on average, it gets less than 2 inches (50 millimeters) a year, mostly as snow.Despite the low snowfall, vast glaciers cover 99 percent of Antarcticas surface. Thats because the average temperature (minus 54 degrees Fahrenheit, or minus 48 degrees Celsius) slows down evaporation to a crawl. Over long periods of time, the snowfall accumulates at a rate faster than Antarcticas ablation, according to Discovering Antarctica, a project of the U.K.s Royal Geographical Society.

Parts of Antarctica are showing strong signs of warming up along with global climate change, however. Temperatures in the Antarctic Peninsula have increased by 4.5 degrees Fahrenheit (2.5 degrees Celsius) over the past 50 years five times the rate of the rest of the planet. And scientists think that warm ocean waters could be melting Antarcticas glaciers as they flow under the floating tongues of ice. .....

Mojave Desert
13. The Mojave Desert is a desert that occupies a significant portion of southeastern California and smaller parts of central California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona in the United States. The term Mojave originates from the Spanish language while the spelling Mohave comes from modern English. Both are used today, although the Native American Tribe officially uses the spelling Mojave; the word is a shortened form of Hamakhaave, their endonym in their native language, which means beside the water.The Mojave Desert displays typical basin and range topography. Higher elevations above 2,000 feet (610 m) in the Mojave are commonly referred to as the High Desert; however, Death Valley is the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level and is one of the Mojave Deserts more notorious places.

The Mojave Deserts boundaries are generally defined by the presence of Yucca brevifolia (Joshua trees), considered an indicator species for this desert. The topographical boundaries include the Tehachapi together with the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountain ranges. The mountain boundaries are quite distinct since they are outlined by the two largest faults in California, the San Andreas and Garlock faults. The Great Basin shrub steppe lies to the north, and the warmer Sonoran Desert (the Low Desert) lies to the south and east. The desert is believed to support between 1,750 and 2,000 species of plants. .....

Namib Desert
14. The Namib is a coastal desert in southern Africa. The name Namib is of Nama origin and means vast place. According to the broadest definition, the Namib stretches for more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) along the Atlantic coasts of Angola, Namibia, and South Africa, extending southward from the Carunjamba River in Angola, through Namibia and to the Olifants River in Western Cape, South Africa.The Namibs northernmost portion, which extends 450 kilometres (280 mi) from the Angola Namibia border, is known as Mo .....
Dasht e Kavir
15. Dasht e Kavir also known as Kavir e Namak and the Great Salt Desert is a large desert lying in the middle of the Iranian plateau. It is about 800 km (500 mi) and 320 km (200 mi) with a total surface area of about 77,600 km2 (30,000 sq mi), making it the Earths 23rd largest desert.The area of this desert stretches from the Alborz mountain range in the north west to the Dasht e Lut in the south east and is partitioned between the Iranian provinces of Khorasan, Semnan, Tehran, Isfahan and Yazd. .....
Dasht e Lut
16. Iran is climatically part of the Afro Asian belt of deserts, which stretches from the Cape Verde islands off West Africa all the way to Mongolia near Beijing, China. The patchy, elongated, light colored feature in the foreground (parallel to the mountain range) is the northernmost of the Dasht dry lakes that stretch southward 300 kilometers (190 mi). In near tropical deserts, elevated areas capture most precipitation. As a result, the desert is largely an abiotic zone.

Irans geography consists of a plateau surrounded by mountains and divided into drainage basins. Dasht e Lut is one of the largest of these desert basins, 480 kilometers (300 mi) long and 320 kilometers (200 mi) wide, and is considered to be one of the driest places on Earth.Area of the desert is about 51,800 square kilometres (20,000 sq mi). The other large basin is the Dasht e Kavir. During the spring wet season, water briefly flows down from the Kerman mountains, but it soon dries up, leaving behind only rocks, sand, and salt.

The eastern part of Dasht e Lut is a low plateau covered with salt flats. In contrast, the center has been sculpted by the wind into a series of parallel ridges and furrows, extending over 150 km (93 mi) and reaching 75 metres (246 ft) in height. This area is also riddled with ravines and sinkholes. The southeast is a vast expanse of sand, like a Saharan erg, with dunes 300 metres (980 ft) high, among the tallest in the world. .....

Atacama Desert
17. The Atacama Desert (Spanish: Desierto de Atacama) is a plateau in South America, covering a 1,000 kilometre (600 mi) strip of land on the Pacific coast, west of the Andes mountains. It is the driest non polar desert in the world. According to estimates the Atacama Desert proper occupies 105,000 square kilometres (41,000 sq mi), but its size rises to 128,000 square kilometres (49,000 sq mi) when the barren lower slopes of the Andes are included. Most of the desert is composed of stony terrain, salt lakes (salares), sand, and felsic lava that flows towards the Andes. .....
Simpson Desert
18. The Simpson Desert is a large area of dry, red sandy plain and dunes in Northern Territory, South Australia and Queensland in central Australia.It is the fourth largest Australian desert, with an area of 176,500 km? (68,100 sq mi) and is the worlds largest sand dune desert.The desert is underlain by the Great Artesian Basin, one of the largest inland drainage areas in the world. Water from the basin rises to the surface at numerous natural springs, including Dalhousie Springs, and at bores drilled along stock routes, or during petroleum exploration. As a result of exploitation by such bores, the flow of water to springs has been steadily decreasing in recent years. It is also part of the Lake Eyre basin.The Simpson Desert is an erg which contains the worlds longest parallel sand dunes. These north south oriented dunes are static, held in position by vegetation. They vary in height from 3 metres in the west to around 30 metres on the eastern side. The largest dune, Nappanerica, is 40 metres in height. .....
Thar Desert
19. The Thar Desert is a large, arid region in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent and forms a natural boundary running along the border between India and Pakistan. With an area of more than 200,000 km2 (77,000 sq mi), within the Indian state of Rajasthan, covering the districts of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur, and some region of the states of Punjab, Haryana and Gujarat.it is the worlds 9th largest subtropical desert.

Thar Desert extends from the Sutlej River, surrounded by the [Aravalli Range]s on the east, on the south by the salt marsh known as the Great Rann of Kutch (parts of which are sometimes included in the Thar), and on the west by the Indus River. Its boundary to the large thorny steppe to the north is ill defined. It lies mostly in the Indian state of Rajasthan, and extends into the southern portion of Haryana and Punjab states and into northern Gujarat state. .....

Gibson Desert
20. The Gibson Desert, an interim Australian bioregion, covers a large dry area in the state of Western Australia and is still largely in an almost pristine state. It is about 155,000 square kilometres (60,000 .....
Taklamakan Desert
21. The Taklamakan Desert, also known as Taklimakan and Teklimakan, is a desert in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China. It is bounded by the Kunlun Mountains to the south, the Pamir Mountains and Tian Shan (ancient Mount Imeon) to the west and north, and the Gobi Desert to the east.The name may be an Uyghur borrowing of the Arabic tark, to leave alone/out/behind, relinquish, abandon + makan, place. Another plausible explanation suggests it is derived from Turki taqlar makan, describing the place of ruins.The Taklamakan Desert has an area of 337,000 km2 (130,116 sq. mi.), and includes the Tarim Basin, which is 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) long and 400 kilometres (250 mi) wide. It is crossed at its northern and at its southern edge by two branches of the Silk Road as travelers sought to avoid the arid wasteland. It is the worlds second largest shifting sand desert with about 85% made up of shifting sand dunes ranking 18th in size in a ranking of the worlds largest non polar deserts. Some geographers and ecologists prefer to regard the Taklamakan Desert as separate and independent from the Gobi Desert region to its east. .....
Sonoran Desert
22. The Sonoran Desert is a North American desert which covers large parts of the Southwestern United States in Arizona and California, and of Northwestern Mexico in Sonora, Baja California and Baja California Sur. It is the hottest desert in North America, with an area of 280,000 square kilometers (110,000 sq mi). The western portion of the United States Mexico border passes through the Sonoran Desert.In phytogeography, the Sonoran Desert is within the Sonoran Floristic Province of the Madrean Region in southwestern North America, part of the Holarctic Kingdom of the northern Western Hemisphere. The desert contains a variety of unique and endemic plants and animals, such as the Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea) and Organ Pipe cactus (Stenocereus thurberi).The Sonoran desert wraps around the northern end of the Gulf of California, from Baja California Sur (El Vizca .....
Colorado Plateau
23. The Colorado Plateau, also known as the Colorado Plateau Province, is a physiographic region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. The province covers an area of 337,000 km2 (130,000 mi2) within western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah, and northern Arizona. About 90% of the area is drained by the Colorado River and its main tributaries: the Green, San Juan, and Little Colorado.The Colorado Plateau is largely made up of high desert, with scattered areas of forests. In the southwest corner of the Colorado Plateau lies the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River. Much of the Plateaus landscape is related, in both appearance and geologic history, to the Grand Canyon. The nickname Red Rock Country suggests the brightly colored rock left bare to the view by dryness and erosion. Domes, hoodoos, fins, reefs, goblins, river narrows, natural bridges, and slot canyons are only some of the additional features typical of the Plateau.

The Colorado Plateau has the greatest concentration of U.S. National Park Service (NPS) units in the country. Among its ten National Parks are Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Arches, Mesa Verde, and Petrified Forest. Among its 17 National Monuments are Dinosaur, Hovenweep, Wupatki, Sunset Crater Volcano, Grand Staircase Escalante, Natural Bridges, Canyons of the Ancients, and Colorado. .....

Karakum Desert
24. The Karakum Desert, also spelled Kara Kum and Gara Gum (Turkmen: Garagum, Russian: ????????, Kazakh: ???????) is a desert in Central Asia. Its name means Black Sand in Turkic languages. It occupies about 70 percent, or 350,000 km?, of the area of Turkmenistan.The population is sparse, with an average of one person per 6.5 km? (one person per 2.5 square miles). Rainfall is equally sparse, ranging from 70 to 150 mm.Covering much of present day Turkmenistan, the Karakum Desert lies east of the Caspian Sea, with the Aral Sea to the north and the Amu Darya river and the Kyzyl Kum desert to the northeast. In modern times, with the shrinking of the Aral Sea, the extended Aral Karakum has appeared on the former seabed, with an estimated area of 15,440 sq mi/40,000 km?. Although the level of the Aral Sea has fluctuated over its existence, the most recent level drop was caused by the former Soviet Union building massive irrigation projects in the region. Although the North Aral Sea is currently rising, the South Aral Sea is still dropping, thus expanding the size of the desert. .....
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Cherry Blossom Ice Cream. Given the love the Japanese have for their national emblem, this ice cream could never be anything but a dessert delight. The scrumptious sweet is yummy for the tummy, brightening up the taste buds the same way its ingredients bring about a delightfu .....
Healthy Breakfast
Plain Doughnut With Chocolate Milk. A plain cake style doughnut is usually a better choice than a bakery muffin. At Dunkin Donuts for instance an old fashioned doughnut has 280 calories while a corn muffin has 510 calories. Add fiber by e .....
Crazy Facts About The Universe
The Universal Speed Limit. As a result of the aforementioned fact that light cannot exceed 186,000 miles per second, it would follow that nothing can, which is exactly why this has come to be known as the universal speed limit. This however, has some interesting consequences a .....
Uncommon Fruits and Veggies
Sunchoke. The sunchoke, or Jerusalem artichoke, is native to Northeastern America.The root is actually a species of sunflower, but this type of sunflower is grown for its vegetable tuber.Sunchokes have a sweet and nutty flavor said to be similar to artichokes .....
Most Dangerous Sports
White Water Rafting. White water rafting is a perilous outdoor activity in which an inflatable raft is used as a vehicle to navigate white water or other water bodies of rough water. The environment is varied, and brings new challenges to the participants. The wild water .....
Precaution while using LPG
LPG is on fire. If you have a fire fighting equipment, make sure that you know how to use it, and that it is maintained regularly. If you can .....
Strange Natural Wonders of the World
7 Giants Russia. The Manpupuner rock formations (Man Pupu Nyer; ???? ???? ???) or the Seven Strong Men Rock Formations or Poles of the Komi Republic are a set of 7 gigantic abnormally shaped stone pillars located west of the Ural mountains in the Troitsko Pechorsky D .....
Rainy Day Ideas
Tea Party. Gather up all the dolls, stuffed animals and siblings to have a fun tea party! Any excuse for some snack foods is appealing to me and the kids. .....
Benefits of Beetroot
Raw. As mentioned earlier, it is important to consume beets raw. The powerful betalain reduces significantly when cooked and the oxalic acid may form calcium stones when heated. The researchers admitted to BootsWebMD that beetroot juice is a love it or ha .....
Myth about Addiction
Addiction is primarily the result of personal and moral weakness. Different people have different vulnerability to drugs or alcohol. Genetics, family culture and personal choices all contribute to addiction. In addition, the brain chemistry effect of some drugs makes them highly addictive. It makes no difference if .....
Ayurvedic Medicine
Bhallataka. Marking nut (E), Bhilawa (H):Bhallataka means 'like a spear', attesting to its ability to penetrate deeply into the tissues and rejuvenate the body. It benefits digestion, lung weakness and arthritis. It is a specific rejuvenating tonic for the repro .....
Precautions while using Washing Machine
Water and Electricity Safety. Outlets in the laundry room should have a ground fault circuit interrupter. If your home is older and doesnt have these, they are easy to install. Should you have a leak or burst hose, unplug your machines immediately. .....
Xmas Tree
Fraser fir. You can tell a Fraser from a balsam by the pair of silvery stripes on the underside of each needle. Concentrated in mountainous parts of the South, Frasers have sturdy, upturned branches that are ideal for showcasing ornaments; they also retain their .....
Weird Business Ideas
Reserve a spot in heaven. Whether people really believe or not remains to be seen but it is definitely worth a mention. ReserveaSpotinHeaven provides sinners with a backup plan in case they do not make it into heaven on their own merits. You can even get a full moneyback guar .....
Best Beaches
Little Palm Island. Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys boasts a history of elite tourists, including American presidents! Ride the Truman yacht to get to this hammock lined paradise. .....
Strangely Unique Schools
Burgess Hill School. This experimental UK based school that was found back in the rebellious sixties definitely deserves a mention since it was one of the most progressive schools worldwide, especially if one takes into account how strict British life was back then. Th .....
Benefits of Lemon
Get Rid of Dandruff. If you want a simple do it yourself treatment for dandruff, you can combine lemon juice with other natural ingredients like coconut oil to make a hair mask that heals and moisturizes your dry scalp, leaving you dandruff free. Just dont overdo this tr .....
Most Expensive Bikes in The World
Honda s Gold Wing Airbag. $28,250 Honda Gold Wing Airbag online at Motorcyclist Magazine. With this buyers guide youll find information about 2013 Gold Wing Airbag .....
Benefits of Bananas
Asthma. A study conducted by the Imperial College of London found that children who ate just one banana per day had a 34% less chance of developing asthma. Eating bananas will help prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and bui .....
Benefits of Cinnamon
Risks and Precautions. Some people who are sensitive to cinnamon may be at an increased risk of liver damage after consuming cinnamonflavored foods, drinks and food supplements. cinnamon contains coumarin, which has been linked to liver damage. Ceylan cinnamon contains les .....
Cartoons Characters That You Wish Were Real
Alvin and the Chipmunks. Even though Alvin is the main character in the bunch, you cant just have him without Theodore and Simon. The musical trio started in as a comic strip in the late 50s. It then went on to become The Alvin Show and eventually Alvin and the Chipmunks. Th .....
Good Luck Charms From Around The World
ASTROLOGICAL TALISMANS. These type of talismans are usually very effective as the are prescribed according to the specifics of one s horoscope. That is, a talisman corresponding to a favourably or unfavourably placed planet in the horoscope of the concerned person, can be a .....
Rules to play Yoga
Iyengar Yoga. Iyengar yoga is probably the most widely recognized hatha yoga technique in the Western world. Iyengar yoga is practiced in a manner prescribed by yoga master B. K. S. Iyengar. It is regarded mostly for its rigorous scientific and therapeutic approac .....
Most Attractive People in Sports
Cullen Jones American Olympic Swimmer. Perhaps this is just a matter of personal taste, but when it comes to American Olympic swimmers, Im going to have to pass on the likes of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. Cullen Jones, on the other hand, is definitely worth a second look. What he lac .....
Globe Dial
American Samoa. Exit Code + 1 + 684 + The Number The American Samoa country code is 684. The nationality of American Samoa is American Samoans.The capital of American Samoa is Pago PagoLargest Cities in American Samoa by population: Pago Pago, Tafuna, Leone, Faleni .....
Breathtaking Arabic Mehndi Designs
Designs 8. This mehendi design is another unique option for the top or back of your hands. It is an intricate design with minute details. The use of black mehendi and very thin lines make this mehendi design look even more beautiful. This mehendi design compris .....
Weird Hotels around the World
Langham Hotel. London, England Victorian high society pristinely preserved, the 150 year old Langham is considered Europes first Grand hotel with classic luxury to spare. Thanks to a $120 million renovation it has lost none of its charm. Features an incr .....
Top Cricket Commentators
Tony Greig. Tony Greig, the former England cricketer, is today a famous cricket commentator. He has been commentating for a long time and though controversial at times, he is a much loved and famous cricket commentator today. Tony Greig was also famous for hav .....
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