Aïr Massif 2'022 m
Bromo Tengger Semeru Nationalpark
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The Aïr Massif is the largest and highest range in the Central Sahara. It consist of nine almost circular massifs rising from a rocky plateau, bordered by the sand dunes and plain of the Ténéré Desert to the east. The Idoukal-n-Taghès, also known as Mont Bagzane (2'022 m), is the highest mountain of the Range and in Niger. Within the range are several oasis of the Tuareg people, the most famous are Timia, Iferouane and Tabelot.

The massif is part of the Aïr and Ténéré National Nature Reserve, established as an Unesco World Heritage Site in 1991.


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Niger 1973, Aïr Mountains.

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Niger 1991, La Cascade de Timia in the Aïr Mountains.


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Niger 1991, Ruins of Assodé.
Assodé was a town in the Aïr Mountains, located about 30 km in the northwest of the oasis Timia.  Niger unknown mountain on postage stamp 1997 Central African Republic

Central African Republic 1997
The image looks like Timia, but it is not confirmed.

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Niger 2001, Sand Dunes at Adrar Chiriet in the Aïr Mountains.
(Adrar Chiriet in the background)