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13. Baobab forest (Andranodambo)

Baobab Forest (Andranodambo)
Sapphire mining in Madagascar has profoundly affected the natural environment. Shown here is a relatively untouched baobab forest outside of the town of Andranodambo, one of the first sapphire boom towns in the country, a sign of what the area may have looked like before sapphires were discovered...