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Italian Runner to Break Guinness Record in Iran Desert

An Italian runner plans to have his name appear in the Guinness Book of Records by running 80 kilometres in Iran’s Loot Desert in 70-degree temperature.
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Iranian and Russian Scientists Discover Meteorite in Lut Desert

In a joint research project between the universities of Kerman in Iran and the Urals in Russia, a team of scientists headed to the Lut Desert to collect fragments of meteorite-like material, situated at the empty site.
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Desert Tourism Gathering in Loot, Southeastern Iran

A huge number of desert tourists are visiting the Loot Desert in southeastern Iran.
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No Trace Yet of Missing French Tourist in Iran

Five months on since Gautier Leclerc, a French tourist, went missing in the Loot Desert in east-central Iran, no trace of him has been found yet despite nonstop search operations.
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Deserts Should Be Protected as Much as Oilfields: MP

An Iranian Parliament Member says desert is also part of the country’s natural resources and needs as much protection as oil and gas resources.
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People Take Part in Desert Greening in Southern Iran

The inhabitants of Hormozgan desert, southern Iran, have participated in programs to revive the deserts.
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Maranjab Desert in Central Iran

Maranjab Desert is located in Aran and Bidgol, Isfahan province, and is one of the most beautiful desert areas of Iran. High dunes are among the attractions of the region.
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Italian Desert Explorer to Run in Support of Iran’s Lut Desert and Asiatic Cheetah

An Italian desert explorer is going to run the impassable tracks of Iran’s Loot Desert in an effort to voice support for the national project of “Lut and Cheetah”.
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Persian Ground Jay, Iran’s Endemic Bird in Lut Desert

Iran’s Lut Desert, which has lately been named as a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), is home to Pleske's ground jay or Persian ground jay as an endemic bird of Iran, an official said.
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Desert of Lut, First Iranian UNESCO-Registered Natural Site

In a session held on Sunday, July 17, in Istanbul, the World Heritage Committee inscribed Iran’s Lut Desert as the country’s first natural site to be registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List.