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North and Central America. Cloudless true-colour satellite image of North and Central America with the islands of the Carribean Sea. At top centre is Hudson Bay. Below this are the 5 Great Lakes; from left to right they are Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario. At centre left are deserts and the Rocky Mountains (dark). The four large islands in the Carribean (at lower centre) are from left to right: Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti/Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. Image taken from 80 degrees west on an equatorial orbit at an altitude of 36,000 kilometres.
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