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Iraq and neighbouring countries, composite satellite image with country names and borders superimposed. Iraq's capital city, Baghdad, is also marked (to left of text label). North is at top. The rivers Tigris (upper centre, between Turkey and Baghdad) and Euphrates (upper/centre left, crossing Syrian border) are seen. At lower right, the Shatt al Arab river flows into the Persian Gulf. Iraq has a total area of 437, 072 square kilometres. Most of its land area is desert (yellow/grey), with reedy marshes (green/red) in the south-east.
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