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Kamchatka Peninsula and Smoke Over Russian Far East

60.9N 158.5E

July 17th, 2012 Category: Fires, Mountains

Russia – July 13th, 2012

A thick cloud of smoke hangs over the Russian far east, near the Kamchatka Peninsula (bottom half of image), completely obscuring the land below. Only a small patch of haze reaches the peninsula, however; as such, its snow-capped, mountainous backbone, formed by the Kamchatka or Central Range, can still be seen. The cloud of smoke is coming from wildfires burning across Russia this month (click here for more images).

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