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The color comes from iron oxide in the sand, with shades ranging from light pink to deep red. (Courtesy tensaibuta/Flickr)

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There are 3,000 of these towering stone pillars in China's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. (From: Photos: 10 Places That Are Out of this World )

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The immense Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia is more than 50 miles in length and 500 feet deep. (Courtesy pclvv/Flickr)

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The flora on Socotra Island off the coast of Yemen look like works of science fiction, including the desert rose with its bulbous trunk. (From: Photos: 10 Places That Are Out of this World )

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The blue hue at the face of the glacier comes from oxygen trapped inside the ice. (From: Photos: 10 Places That Are Out of this World )

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Gorges de l'Areuse, Switzerland (Western Alps) | by Susanne on Flickr

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There are almost 40,000 hexagonal ballast columns at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland that were formed 60 million years ago by magma that spewed and cooled along the coast. (From: Photos: 10 Places That Are Out of this World )

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The color of the Rio Tinto comes from a combination of rare bacteria, a low oxygen count, and pollution from mining for gold, silver, and copper. (From: Photos: 10 Places That Are Out of this World )

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The Bolivian Salt Flats are said to have been created about 30,000 years ago when Lago Minchin dried up, leaving the salt behind. A thin layer of water spread over the flats during the rainy season to create the illusion of a never-ending mirror. (From: Photos: 10 Places That Are Out of this World )

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