x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 17 January 2018

In pictures: Iran’s dying lake

The first cabinet decision made under Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, wasn’t about how to resolve his country’s nuclear dispute with world powers. It was about how to keep the nation’s largest lake from disappearing. Lake Oroumieh, one of the biggest saltwater lakes on Earth, has shrunk more than 80 per cent in the last decade. Photos by Ebrahim Noroozi / AP Photo