Slide 7: Coober Pedy

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Founded in 1915, the small Australian town of Coober Pedy is known for two things: opal mining and the below-ground homes in which a large portion of its residents live. Coober Pedy means "white man's hole" in a local aboriginal language, but when extreme daytime temperatures reach up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit in summer, seeking refuge below the surface seems only natural.


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