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South-East Asia, topographical map. Elevation is colour-coded. On land, the lowest areas are green, with yellow, orange, red and finally grey indicating increasing elevation. The highest point on Earth, Mount Everest at 8848 metres, is in the Himalaya mountain range at upper left. In the oceans, the shallow waters of the continental shelf are turquoise, with deeper blues indicating deeper water. The deepest point on the Earth's crust, Challenger Deep at 10900 metres below sea level, is at the south end of the arc-shaped Mariana Trench at centre right.
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