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Indus River Valley and Rann of Kutch, Pakistan – October 10th, 2011

24.5N 68.0E

October 10th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Rivers, Wetlands

Pakistan - October 6th, 2011

The lower stretches of the Indus River Valley appear as a wide, green, S-shaped line crossing Pakistan. The river itself can be seen in the center of the vegetation, as a thick, tan line due to the sediments it carries.

Southeast of the river is the Rann of Kutch, a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. Although it often appears as a series of white salt flats, here it appears to be inundated and thus has a predominately teal color.

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