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Iran Beset by Water Woes From Wetlands to Afghan Border

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Aziz Sabouri was 10 when he started herding cattle along the shores of the Hamoun Lakes by the Afghan border in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchestan province.

Now 80, his face craggy with deep lines, Sabouri stands in the middle of a vast tract of bone-dry land, taut with cracks and dotted with derelict boats -- the oases of wetlands he dreams of from his youth all but vanished.