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Indian Ocean, MODIS satellite image. North is at top. Green areas are vegetated. Yellow areas are desert. White areas are ice. This cloud-free image is centred on the Indian Ocean (dark blue). At left is Africa and Madagascar. In the top left corner is the Black Sea, and below are the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, both inlets of the Indian Ocean. At upper centre are the snow-capped Himalayas. South of the Himalayas is India and at upper right is the Malay archipelago of Southeast Asia. At lower right is Australia.
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