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The African terrain. From afar, it is beautiful. Green and luscious, at least in the rainy season. There are rolling hills, rare trees, and plenty of wildlife. To many, especially those living far away from Africa, this terrain is a wonder. It’s exotic. People want to travel here, looking for their ideal African safari.

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Look closer. The plants are not as green as one might think, nor are they as beautiful. They have suffered from droughts, winds, sun, predators. They carry the scars of their pain on their branches. They have adapted to their environment, and they are strong. But it is easy to see that life is not easy.

Look closer still, and you will find much beauty that thrives in even the harshest environments.

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