French salt marshes look like Mars landscape by Magali Chesnel

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Aerial shots reveal the otherworldly landscape created by workers and their machines as they form patterns at a salt marsh.  At first glance, the massive piles of salt - referred to as 'camels' - may look like snow, but the pictures were taken during a warm afternoon in Gruissan, Southern France.<br />
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The coastal wetland is flooded and drained before workers pictured hundreds of metres below begin extracting the salt.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.
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