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Lake Bardawil on Northern Shores of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt – December 5th, 2010

31.1N 33.1E

December 5th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

Egypt - November 28th, 2010

Visible along the shores of Egypt at the top center is Lake Bardawil, a large, very saline lake on the north coast of the Sinai Peninsula. The lagoon is shallow (reaching a depth of about 3 metres) and is separated from the Mediterranean Sea by a narrow sandbar.

Visible along the left edge of the image is the Suez Canal, connecting the Mediterranean Sea (above) to the Red Sea (below). The green land in the upper left quadrant is part of the Nile River Delta region. Finally, visible on the right side of the full image is the Dead Sea, between Israel-Palestine and the West Bank (west) and Jordan (east).

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