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Smoke Over Uttar Pradesh, India

27.5N 80.0E

November 30th, 2012 Category: Fires

India – November 30th, 2012

Smoke hangs along the foot of the Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The high mountain peaks prevent it from spreading northward into Nepal and China, although it is free to move eastwards towards Bangaldesh. The smoke is mostly caused by agricultural fires set by farmers to clear land for new crops.

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