Africa, satellite image

Africa, satellite image

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Caption: Africa, satellite image. North is at top. Green areas are vegetated. Yellow areas are desert. Africa is dominated in the north by the Sahara Desert, the largest desert in the world. North of Africa are the Mediterranean Sea and Europe. Northeast of Africa, across the Suez Canal is the Middle East. The large vegetated area in the centre of Africa is the rainforest of the Congo River Basin. This is the world's second largest area of rainforest. To the east of Africa is the island of Madagascar and the Indian Ocean and to the west the Atlantic Ocean.

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