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Tajikistan, satellite image. North is at top. Natural colour satellite image showing Tajikistan, with the surrounding territories shaded out. Tajikistan is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Asia. It is bordered by Afghanistan (bottom), Uzbekistan (left to upper left), Kyrgyzstan (upper centre to top right), and China (right). Pakistan (bottom right) can also be seen, separated from Tajikistan by the narrow Wakhan Corridor. Karakul, or Qaraqul, lake (black, centre right) can also be seen in the Pamir Mountains. Image compiled from data acquired by the LANDSAT 5 and 7 satellites, in 2000.
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