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Yellow River valley. Satellite image showing the extent of urban development surrounding China's Yellow River, also known as Huang He (pale line running from bottom left to upper right), and the loss of the coastal land. North is at top. Red indicates vegetation, blue indicates water and beige indicates bare ground. Huange He stretches almost 5,5000 kilometres from eastern Tibet to the Bo Hai sea. Image data obtained in May 2000 using the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus on NASA's Landsat 7 satellite. To view how this region looked in 1979, see image C003/6350.
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