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Satellite image of Lake Tersakan (left) and part of Lake Tuz (top right) in Anatolia's central plateau, Turkey. Bright white areas are salt deposits where the saline water has evaporated over the summer. These deposits are used to calibrate the sensors of earth-observing satellite for the colour white. Image obtained by the Advanced Visible and Near Infrared Radiometer type-2 instrument on Japan's ALOS satellite on 21st October 2010.
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