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This photo taken on May 12, 2013 shows a general view of the... News PhotoChina - East Asia,Desert,Dunhuang,General View,Horizontal,Lifestyles,PhotographyPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis photo taken on May 12, 2013 shows a general view of the Yueyaquan Crescent Lake in Dunhuang in China's northwestern Gansu province. Formerly a silk route hub and centre for trade between China and the West, Dunhuang relies heavily on tourism and features a number of historic sites dating back to the Han Dynasty. The city has an arid climate and is surrounded by sand dunes, a result of increasing desertification. AFP PHOTO / Ed Jones (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)