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The Lakes of The Ubari (Awbari) Sand Sea of Fezzan May 02, 2011
Lake Gaberoun is one of the largest and most beautiful lakes of the great sand sea of Ubari; beautifully set amidst the magnificent sand dunes, with palm trees on one side and the ruins of the old village on the other. Most of the lakes of the Libyan interior are highly carbonated, enabling swimmers to easily float without exerting any effort. The content of salt is rather high: nearly five times saltier than seawater. Some of the lakes are home for a harmless tiny red shrimp-like creatures that thrive in the shallow waters of the lake, which the Tuareg grind into a paste and use for making cakes, and which have earned the local inhabitants the name of 'worm eaters' (Dawada or Dawwada), and hence the name: Dawada Lakes.
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