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May 15, 2009
Pickaxes break silence of Bolivia’s expansive salt flats

At 4,085 square miles, the Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. The Worldfocus signature story “Bolivia eyes lithium with hopes to transform economy” looks at how the lithium beneath its surface may boost Bolivia’s economy, as the metal is crucial for electric cars and other alternative energy technologies.

In this Sights & Sounds video, explore the desolate landscape of the Salar de Uyuni and its surrounding areas.

For more Worldfocus coverage of Bolivia, visit our extended coverage page: On the Ground in Bolivia.

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