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North America, coloured satellite image. North is at top. Vegetation is green, bare earth is brown, water is blue and snow and ice are white. The topography of the land is shown, with mountain ranges dominating the west coast of the continent. Northern Canada, Alaska and the island of Greenland (white, top) extend the Arctic conditions of the polar ice cap southwards. The northern parts of the Atlantic Ocean (right) and Pacific Ocean (left) lie either side of North America. Some of the Caribbean islands are also seen (bottom right).
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