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Fires in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil – July 3rd, 2009

22.9S 43.2W

July 3rd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Brazil - July 2nd, 2009

Brazil - July 2nd, 2009

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Lago Feia and sediments

Lago Feia and sediments

The entire coastline of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro is visible here. Areas of note include the city of Rio de Janeiro and sediments from the Paraíba do Sul River, which tinge an area of shoreline green and yellow.

In the close-ups of these areas, several fires are blazing: one north of Rio de Janeiro  and two north of Lago Feia, the large dark brown lake near the sediment-framed coastline.

To the north, above the coastal area surrounded by sediments, is the state of Espírito Santo. Inland, part of the state of Minas Gerais can be seen, including the city of Belo Horizonte (see final close-up).

Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte

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