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A River Runs Through It
The 9 Longest Rivers in the World: From the Nile to the Congo
When it comes to rivers, longest doesn't necessarily mean biggest, and length can be difficult to determine, so the top spot will always be debated.
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Deserts of the World
5 of Earth's Highest Deserts
Not all deserts have sand and they're certainly not all hot. They're just extremely dry and have little vegetation. That means deserts are located all over the planet, including at super-high elevations.