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United Arab Emirates. Infrared satellite mosaic image of the United Arab Emirates (from lower left to upper right). Also seen are Quatar (peninsula at upper left) and Oman (at top right). North is at top. At infrared wavelengths water appears black, thick sand is red/orange, rock covered by thin soil is grey and salt deposits are white. The sand dunes of the Al Manadir area of the Arabian desert is at bottom right. The United Arab Emirates lies on the Persian Gulf (upper frame). Image taken by an American Landsat satellite.
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