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    Posted July 7, 2014 by
    Alamogordo, New Mexico
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Natural wonders in the 50 states

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    Sunset at White Sands


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Sivani Babu said, " There are certain places that have the ability to make a person feel like they are on another planet. White Sands is one of those places, especially on less crowded days." She captured this image during a trip to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, in June 2014.

    This iReport was featured as the travel photo of the day on August 4, 2014
    - taliaday, CNN iReport producer

    The setting sun at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico adds warmth to the otherworldly landscape.


    There's something about a place that can make you feel like you are on another planet. The gypsum dunes at White Sands National Monument accomplish this with ease. In the evening the dunes come alive showing off their shadowy ripples while they glisten in the sunset.

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