The desert occupies one third of Africa's surface and continues to expand. With an area of at least 9 million square miles, the Sahara lies between the Red Sea and the Atlantic coast of Morocco, between the Mediterranean and the Sahel. Desert is composed mainly of sand dunes but also of rocky canyons, stretches of gravel, volcanic craters, green islands and a few oases.
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