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Europe. Satellite image of Europe (centre right) and North Africa (bottom centre). The colours in the image approximate to natural shades. Europe is mostly green, reflecting the temperate climate. North Africa is largely brown, revealing the presence of arid desert. A number of weather systems, revealed as white clouds, cover the Atlantic Ocean (at left). Europe and North Africa are separated by the Mediterranean Sea. Image taken by the European Meteosat satellite in January.
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