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The Bahamas, satellite image. North is at top. Water is blue, vegetation is brown and green, beaches are white, and clouds are white. Deep ocean is blue, with shallow areas and sand banks appearing as light blue. The Bahamas, an archipelago of 29 islands located in the northern Caribbean Sea, is several hundred kilometres across. The largest island (Andros, centre left) has the Great Bahama Bank (pale blue) to its left. Image data obtained by the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites.
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