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River Plate estuary. Satellite image showing sedimentation (brown) in the River Plate (Rio de la Plata), which feeds into the Atlantic Ocean (far right). North is at top. Vegetation is green, water is blue, settlements are grey and clouds are white. The river forms a natural border between Argentina to the west and Uruguay to the north-east. The capital cities of both countries are situated on the river's shores, Argentina's Buenos Aires (centre left) & Uruguay's Montevideo (centre). Photographed on 3 April 2002 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), on board NASA's Terra satellite.
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