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Marquesas Islands, satellite image. North is at top. Water is blue, vegetation is green, and clouds are white. This group of fifteen volcanic islands is located in a remote region of the Pacific Ocean, near the equator. They are part of French Polynesia. The area shown here is hundreds of kilometres across. The two largest islands are Nuku Hiva (centre left) and Hiva Oa (lower right). Image data obtained by the Landsat 5 and Landsat 7 satellites.
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