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South America. True-colour satellite image of South America and the surrounding regions. North is at top. Vegetation is green, arid areas are brown and water is blue. The Andes mountain range of western South America contrasts with the dark green of the rainforests of the Amazon basin. Snow and ice (white) cover the southern polar continent of Antarctica. Underwater mountain ranges are seen, including the mid-Atlantic ridge (right). North America (upper left) and parts of Africa and Europe (upper right) are also seen.
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