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This photo was taken in the Ténéré desert in Niger, in 2007. “Ténéré” in Tuareg language means “desert”. Early morning we spotted an abandoned young camel on our way to the north part of the Ténéré. My friend Adoua (man in photo) walked towards the obviously frail animal and tried to make it drink some water while encouraging him in several local languages to get back on his feet. All efforts were in vain. The young camel was likely abandoned by a caravan and was severely dehydrated. With great sadness we left the condemned animal behind. I took this photo when Adoua walked away from the camel, back to the car.