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View out over Wadi Rum, Jordan, from a giant red sand dune. When you see large dunes in the middle of a desert it can be interesting to ponder what the winds are that create those dunes - sand piling up means the wind must be slowing its path or altering at that spot in order for the sand to be dropped there.

-, AL-AUJA : An Israeli boy swims next to sheep belonging to a Palestinian farmer in the West Bank village of Al-Auja in the Jordan Valley on April 8, 2015 during the Jewish Passover holiday. Thousands of Israelis spent the day outdoors, picnicking and touring the country during the eight-day Passover holiday, which commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt some 3,500 years ago. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA                        

Abir Sultan

A young Israeli settler snorkels as sheep belonging to a Palestinian shepherd drink water from a spring located in the Jordan Valley near the Palestinian village of Uja, near the West Bank town of Jericho. April 8, 2015.