Western Sahara, satellite image

Western Sahara, satellite image

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Caption: Western Sahara, satellite image. North is at top. Natural colour satellite image showing Western Sahara, with the surrounding territories shaded out. Western Sahara is a disputed territory on the northwest coast of Africa. It is bordered by Morocco (top), Algeria (top right), Mauritania (upper right to lower left), and the Atlantic Ocean (blue, left). The lower portion of the Canary Islands (top left) can also be seen. Image compiled from data acquired by the LANDSAT 5 and 7 satellites, in 2000.

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