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Dust Over Persian Gulf South of Shatt al-Arab Rivermouth – April 11th, 2011

30.0N 48.2E

April 11th, 2011 Category: Dust Storms, Image of the day, Rivers

Persian Gulf - March 30th, 2011

Sediments from the Shatt al-Arab, which carries the waters of the Euphrates and the Tigris, color the northern reaches of the Persian Gulf. The land around the river appears greener and more fertile than the surrounding desert landscape.

To the south of the rivermouth, dust blows across the Persian Gulf, partially veiling the peninsula of Qatar. To the west, an expanse of sandy desert can be observed.

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