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South America. False-colour mosaic image of South America showing surface cover distribution. The colours represent different types of vegetation. Major features include dense rain forest (greens and blues, upper centre), mountain scrub and desert (yellows and browns, left side), and the famous semi-desert pampas of Argentina (deep red, lower centre). The data for this image were gathered by NOAA weather satellites.
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