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gully or streambed in northern Africa and the Middle East that remains dry except during rainy season

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Later that day, as we sat overlooking the mighty Mucheni Gorge, we were again spoilt as we watched ten elephants elegantly descending the cris-crossing paths down the almost impossibly steep, rocky face of the gorge, to the all but dry riverbed below.
The line of bent trees in the dry riverbed points toward the fenced reservoir, on which someone has left a plaid shirt.
The Zayandeh River has been nothing but a dry riverbed several months each year in recent years.
The car was sprayed black for the movie and the chase sequence filmed on a dry riverbed in Spain.
When the first test flows were released down the dry riverbed a few years ago, water seeped beneath adjacent fields and damaged crops.
The daily claimed that a group of about 15 settlers went down into the dry riverbed near Qusra to pray, despite the fact that the area had identified the location as a potential flash point in advance and troops were moved to the area.
A precision air strike killed Taliban leader Qari Tahir after the security force located Tahir and an associate in a dry riverbed in Sayd Abad district," the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
Enterprise's Rainey said the leak may have sprung in an area that usually is on a dry riverbed but was underwater following severe flooding along the Missouri River this spring and summer.
In Santa Fe, New Mexico, more than 1,000 Girl Scouts and other residents holding blue posters crammed into a dry riverbed to form a human "flash flood" depicting where the Santa Fe River should be flowing.
It consisted of a wide, thickly brushed dry riverbed sprinkled with a few very old cottonwoods.
Summary: Squeezed between a rubbish dump and a dry riverbed, al-Zuhoor has no clean water or electricity and the gypsies who live here are at the margins of the new, ultra-conservative Iraq.
Two-time world rally champion Sainz, who was leading after six stage victories, had his dream of winning his first Dakar ended when, 79km into the stage, his Volkswagen crashed into a dry riverbed.
An hour before sundown, as long shadows stretched across the Platte River valley, a 2 1/2-year-old 8-point buck appeared as he crept along a dry riverbed near my stand.
By the mid-1990s, about seven years after I returned from my trip and wrote in World Watch about how north China was exceeding its water budget, the average length of dry riverbed had expanded to 700 kilometers, up from 130 kilometers in the 1970s.