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Asia's Pacific coast and Japan. Satellite mosaic image of the east coast of Asia, with an added starfield. The colours in this image represent natural tones. This view is looking west, with north toward the right. In the foreground are the islands of Japan. At centre is part of China. Just left of the centre of the coast is the peninsula of North and South Korea. At far left is Indo-China and the coast of Vietnam. The island at far left is Taiwan. At far right is Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. This image was derived from a database of thousands of frames gathered by NOAA weather satellites.
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