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The Philippines, satellite image. North is at top. Water is blue, vegetation is green, and clouds and snow and ice are white. Shallow coastal areas are light blue. The Philippines, an archipelago of over 7000 islands in the Western Pacific, stretches 1850 kilometres from south to north. The largest islands are Luzon (upper centre) and Mindanao (lower right). Image data obtained by the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites.
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