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Travel photo of the day: Rains arrive in the Australian Outback

April 20, 2012 at 2:20 PM ET

Submitted by Matthew Lynch / UGC /
The sun sets over Lake Menindee, one of the largest of the Menindee Lakes, which are in the far west of New South Wales, Australia.

Matt Lynch took a road trip this past Easter to Broken Hill, an isolated mining town the Outback of New South Wales, Australia.

Not far away are the Menindee Lakes, a collection of short-lived freshwater lakes that are fed by the Darling River when in flood. Recent rains had turned the desert into an oasis, Lynch told TODAY.com.

"The shot was taken from a couple of camp chairs myself and my girlfriend had set up beside the lake to watch the sunset over a glass of wine," he said.

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