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Iberian Peninsula. Mosaic of satellite images showing the Iberian Peninsula and the western part of the Mediterranean Sea. The colours have been exaggerated to emphasise surface cover: pale and mid-green for grassland and deciduous forest, dark green for conifer forests, yellow for desert and semi-desert, brown for arid mountain vegetation. The Iberian Peninsula is at centre, and consists of Spain and (on the left coast) Portugal. This has a border with France (upper right) in the form of the Pyrenees mountains. At the bottom of the frame is North Africa, separated from Europe by the Strait of Gibraltar. The data for this image were gathered by NOAA weather satellites.
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