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Great Lakes of North America – July 12th, 2011

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July 12th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

USA - July 4th, 2011

Green vegetation surrounds the North American Great Lakes in this summer image of the United States of America and Canada. They consist of Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario (from left to right).

Together, they form the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total surface area, at 208,610 km2 (80,545 sq mi). Total volume is 22,560 km3 (5,412 cu mi). Here, they appear mostly sediment free, although some greenish sediments can be seen by the northern coast of Lake Erie.

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