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Nile delta. Coloured LANDSAT satellite image of the Nile delta, Egypt, and surrounding regions. North is at top. Photographed in the infrared range, the red colour reveals agriculture in the fertile delta region (upper left), along the Nile river (lower left), and in Israel (upper right). The city of Cairo is the dark grey area at the base of the delta, with blue lagoons at the face of the delta. At upper centre is the Suez Canal running from the Mediterranean Sea (at top) to the Red Sea (centre). The Sinai is the triangular body of land at centre right, with the Dead Sea (black) in Israel at top right. The landscape is desert.
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