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Earth from space. Satellite image of the Earth, centred on Africa. North is at top. The colours approximate to true colours. Desert and arid regions are light brown, forested and vegetated areas are green, and oceans blue. Europe is at upper centre, and part of South America is at left. Many weather systems, as revealed by white clouds, can be seen. The polar ice caps are at top and bottom. Image taken by a European Meteosat weather satellite in geostationary orbit 35,790 km above the equator.
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