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When Sultan Quaboos bin Said of Oman seized power from his father in 1970, Oman was one of the world least developed countries in the world. With only one short paved road, 1 school and one hospital the country was literally living in the middle ages, ruled by clans. Sultan Quaboos then started a modernization program that catapulted the poor country to the present day. Today Oman is a wealthy and well developed country with thousand of km of tarmaced roads, hundreds of schools and hospitals. Thus the leader of Oman is widely adored by the Omani people.
The picture is depicting the immense desert of the Wahabi Sands, some 300km south of the capital Muscat where today over a quarter of the Omani population lives. Tourism has become an important economic factor in Oman and the touristic infrastructure is growing fast.
Unfortunately my beloved Nikon D610 full frame camera broke down with a shutter problem some days before, so I had to buy a small Nikon Coolpix in order to make some pictures at all during my 14 days stay in the country.

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  • Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 970 W: 63 N: 2126] (11587)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2016-11-14
  • Exposição: 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2016-11-22 14:23
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