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06/15/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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 hold the key to transforming 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. 

Witness the desolate quiet of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni salt flats, sitting on top of one of the world’s largest lithium reserves.http://worldfocus.org/files/2009/05/th_bolivia_salty.jpghttp://worldfocus.org/files/2009/05/th_bolivia_salty.jpg

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