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Asia, satellite image. North is at top. Green areas are vegetated. Yellow areas are desert. White areas are ice. This image is centred on the Tibetan Plateau (yellow area). To the north is Siberia and to the south is the long curve of the Himalayas. South of the Himalayas is India and the Indian Ocean and to the southeast is Southeast Asia. West of the Indian Ocean is Africa, dominated in the north by the Sahara Desert. North of Africa is the Mediterranean Sea and Europe.
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