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Eastern Melanesia, satellite image. North is at top. Water is blue, vegetation is green, clouds are white, and shallow coastal areas are light blue. The Solomon Islands are at upper left. The islands of Vanuatu are at centre right to lower right. New Caledonia is at bottom right. All these islands are in the western Pacific, in the eastern part of the region known as Melanesia. The area shown here is hundreds of kilometres across. Image data obtained by the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites.
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