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Indian Ocean. Coloured computer model of the Indian Ocean and surrounding areas, based on satellite data. North is at top. Water is blue, bare land is brown, vegetation is green and snow and ice are white. The Indian Ocean is surrounded by Africa (centre left), Asia (upper centre), Australasia (centre right) and Antarctica (white, bottom). Extensive desert (yellow) is seen stretching across northern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula (upper left). Ocean floor topography is shown in varying shades of blue.
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