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Whole Earth map based on satellite data. The land is mostly covered by vegetation and seen as the green areas. The world's deserts are seen as yellow and red areas. Mountain ranges such as the Himalayas in central southern Asia and the Andes in western South America are coloured grey. The Arctic and Antarctic are white with snow. The world's oceans are dark blue (deep water) to light blue (shallow coastal water).
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