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By: Catie Leary on Sept. 28, 2013, 9:45 a.m.
Girl floats in the Dead Sea

Photo: Paolo Pellegrin/National Geographic

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West Bank, Israel, 2009

Girls from a West Bank village cool off in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.

With its main tributary, the Jordan, at less than a tenth of its former volume, the inland sea has dropped some 70 feet since 1978.