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Dozens of horse carcasses lie in a dry watering hole now surrounded by a barbed wire fence near Cameron. The horses were found a couple of miles off the Highway 89 and is one of the most stark examples of the toll drought has taken on the region: more than 100 dead horses surrounding by cracked dirt, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn’t quench their thirst. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

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Dozens of wild horses found dead amid Southwest drought

Navajo Nation officials covering the site with lime to help with decomposition and scavengers

Off a northern Arizona highway surrounded by pastel-colored desert is one of the starkest examples of drought's grip on the American Southwest: Dozens of dead horses surrounded by cracked earth, swirling dust and a ribbon of water that couldn't quench their thirst.