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False-colour satellite image of India produced from a DMSP (Defense Meteorological Satellite Program) film transparency. Taken on April 7th 1977, the picture also shows Pakistan (left), Nepal & Tibet (upper right), and Sri Lanka, (the large island below right of India). The Indian Ocean is at bottom. The Bay of Bengal is obscured by white cloud at right. The broad band of white at upper right corresponds to snow cover over the Tibetan plateau, and the Karakoram & Himalayan mountain ranges.
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