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Arabian Peninsula. Infrared satellite image of the Arabian Peninsula and Asia minor. North is at top. In the infrared range, vegetation appears red, water is black, cloud is white, bare ground and desert is in shades of brown. At centre is the Arabian Peninsula largely comprising Saudi Arabia, bordered by the Red Sea (lower left) and Persian Gulf (centre right). The Arabian Peninsula is mainly sandy and rocky desert. The Mediterranean Sea is at top left with the island of Cyprus seen; the Caspian Sea is partly dried out (top right, white). Iran is at upper right. Africa is at left frame, with the Nile river and delta visible.
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