San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

The Atacama desert is a 600 mile strip of land along the Pacific coast stretching from southern Peru through the northern half of Chile.  It is the driest desert in the world.  The average rainfall is around 0.59 inch per year with some weather stations in the Atacama having never recorded rainfall.  However there are some oases that appear here and there.  One of these is San Pedro de Atacama (photos).

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