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Lake Urmia. Source: Harrijet News
Urmia lake is now only a third full of water, Ghazipour said. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Tabriz and Urmia in 2011, critcizing authorities for mininal actions to save the lake, the UN said. A plan to transfer water from nearby Aras River wasnt´t followed through on, Ghazipour said.
Source: Bloomberg Businesswek
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