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13 years ago... #tbt #Sudan

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One of the most difficult but rewarding projects I did. Very harsh life conditions. Top left: Taking a rest on Sanganeb atol top right: my dog Roamy bottom right: our living quarters for almost 2 years. Bottom left: my creation Throwback to 2005 #tbt #project Sudan Red Sea Resort #sudan

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