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Troubled Socotra – the “World’s Most Alien Place” – Seeks Autonomy

Saturday, October 8, 2016 0:36
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Yemen’s Socotra Archipelago, dominated by the main island of the same name, is best known for its unique flora, with almost 700 species found nowhere else. Some of its plants have gained fame for their unusual forms, such as the dragon blood tree and the cucumber tree. Socotra’s millions of years of isolation, its complex geology, and its harsh climate …

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