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English transcription: The track from Zinder to Agadès.
French transcription: Piste de Zinder à Agadès.
Description: Dry, arid land with trees to the right and a dirt road to the left of the picture. In the distance is a tall rock formation; a shadowy figure stands near the top of it.

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English transcription: It only rains for three months a year in Niger. During the remaining nine months the ground cracks and the upper crust turns to dust which is blown about in the wind. The humidity is sometimes less than 1%.
French transcription: Il ne pleut que 3 mois par an au Niger. Durant les 9 mois de sécheresse (l'humidité est parfois de moins de 1%), la terre se fend puis se transforme en poudre que le vent disperse.
Description: A person is standing on the cracked rocks of a desert in a t-shirt and sun hat interacting with a dry patch of grass.

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English transcription: Nomad life.
French transcription: Vie nomade.
Description: A white-swathed man leading a camel with two small children clinging to a saddle, followed by a second camel, being led by a woman under a protective tent-like structure. They appear to be leaving a fortified village behind them.

PHOTO0000001629

English transcription: Nomad life.
French transcription: Vie nomade.
Description: A young nomad woman peering out of a leather and reed tent perched upon a wooden framework atop a camel.

PHOTO0000001619

English transcription: Nomad.
French transcription: Nomade.
Description: A nomad woman riding a camel. She is wearing a burka and no shoes. On one hand she has a ring, in which she is also holding a riding whip.

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English transcription: Nomad.
French transcription: Nomade.
Description: A barefoot, white-clad nomad, head and face swaddled in white cloth, sitting atop a dromedary. He is holding a rein, and a three-tined saddlehorn.

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English transcription: A heard of cattle looking for grazing ground, difficult to find in this arid region.
French transcription: Troupeau cherchant la pâture, rare en cette région désertique.
Description: In the foreground there is a herd of thin cattle. Behind are men herding the cattle, some are riding camels. In the foreground there is a small pond and a village with other people and animals visible.