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Western Mediterranean, computer model based on satellite data. North is at top. Water is blue, bare land is cream and vegetation is green. The islands of Corsica and Sardinia are right of centre. The Mediterranean Sea (across centre) divides Europe (top) from Africa (bottom). The Bay of Biscay (upper left), Adriatic Sea (upper right) and the Atlantic Ocean (far left) are seen. The dark region at upper centre is the Alps, which traverse southern France, Switzerland, northern Italy and Austria.
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