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Himalayas. Satellite image of the Himalayan mountain range (white), which covers most of the country of Nepal (centre). North is at upper right. Vegetation is green, arid areas are brown, snow & ice is white, and water is blue. The Bay of Bengal is bordered by India to the west (far left), Myanmar to the east (bottom centre) and Bangladesh to the north (centre left). China is to the north of the mountain range, with the Taklimakan desert, also known as Takla Makan, seen at upper centre.
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