Sheikh Mubarak bin Salah bin Kla, 30, poses on January 26, 2016 in the desert, south of the Qatari capital Doha, as he takes part in the last leg of a 50-day trek across the world's largest sand desert that will end in Doha. AFP / OLYA MORVAN
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Empty Quarter explorers near Doha at end of 50-day desert trekA team of intrepid walkers and their camels wearily marched toward the Qatari capital Doha Tuesday, the last leg of a 50-day trek across the world's largest sand desert.The three-man team walked from Salalah in southern Oman, through Saudi Arabia, to Doha, across a vast stretch of uninhabited land in the southern Arabian Peninsula known as the Empty Quarter.Despite the threat of warring tribes and a constant struggle to find enough water, Thomas completed the journey in 57 days.Evans, 54, said he was in awe of the achievement made by Thomas and his team 85 years ago."They were completely on their own," Evans said.His team includes the great, great grandson of Sheikh Salih bin Kalut al-Rashidi al-Kathiri who completed the original journey with Thomas.
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