It has been nearly seven years since the residents of Sindh’s Thar desert, located in Pakistan, saw a decent amount of rainfall, but this year has been different.
This year’s rains have transformed the harsh landscape and its inhabitants. Farmers are tilling their land, planting seeds, and for the first time in years, expecting a good harvest. The transformation of the desert landscape has attracted tourists from the region and beyond, to marvel at the grass-lined roadways that were, until recently, just drab sand and stone. Take a look at this series of images and see what happens when it finally rains.