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Caravane dans le désert du Registan (Afghanistan) en 1969
Caravan in the Registan desert (Afghanistan) in August 1969
US soldiers stuck in sand in southern Afghanistan
U.S. soldiers of the 34th Infantry Division in the Registan Desert of southern Afghanistan in 2004.

The Registan Desert, also known as Rigestan Desert, is a desert in Afghanistan. It is between Helmand and Kandahar provinces in southwestern Afghanistan. It is a sandy desert with small, red sandhills about 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 m) high, plains that are covered with sand, and open rocky and clay areas. There are a few Baluchi and Pashtun nomads there. The desert is starting to go over surrounding agricultural areas.

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