Nouakchott, satellite image

Nouakchott, satellite image

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Caption: Nouakchott, satellite image. North is at top. Clay plains are grey, sand dunes are orange, other areas of sand are brown and vegetation is green. Water is dark blue. Nouakchott (left of centre) is the capital of Mauritania, Africa. It is situated on the west coast of the Sahara desert.

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