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To Calama

Leaving the Antofagasta airport we enter the Atacama desert heading to the mining town of Calama. Click on the image to view full size and note the truck on the right with the yellow cab and red tank. This is one of many carrying sulfuric acid to be used in the copper industry. Note the solar panels used on the lights of the interchange on the right. This interchange joins the Pan American Highway that goes to Alaska (except for one short gap).

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