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Thursday, 8 August, 2002, 16:54 GMT 17:54 UK
In pictures: US desert base grows
Satellite images have revealed large scale construction work on a huge US base in the Gulf state of Qatar - which could be used in any possible military action against Iraq.

January 2002 and the first signs of construction work at the Al Udeid base are clear [Picture: DigitalGlobe]
January 2002 and signs of construction work at the Al Udeid base are clear [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security]

June 2002 and tanker planes sit on a newly-completed aircraft parking area (Picture: DigitalGlobe]
June 2002 and tanker planes sit on a newly-completed aircraft parking area [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security.org]

Al Udeid base
These large buildings are believed to hold tanks and other armoured vehicles [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security.org]

Al Udeid base, Qatar [Picture: DigitalGlobe / Global Security.org]
Large numbers of other military vehicles can be seen parked [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security.org]

Al Udeid base, Qatar [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security.org]
This "tent city" is believed to be home to over 3,000 US personnel [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security.org]

This large structure is a hardened concrete aircraft shelter [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security.org]
This large structure is a hardened concrete aircraft shelter [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security.org]

A cluster of concrete
This cluster of concrete "igloos" is believed to house ammunition [Picture: DigitalGlobe/ Global Security.org]

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