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Saudi Arabia, Syria, Iraq and Neighbors – August 2nd, 2009

32.8N 39.0E

August 2nd, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

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The navy blue of the Mediterranean Sea (above) and the Red Sea (below) interrupt the expanses of brown and yellow land. Egypt is the only country visible here that touches both seas. Of particular note in Egyptian territory here are the Nile River (bottom left corner) and the Sinai Peninsula.

Moving up the Mediterranean coast, one comes first to Israel/Palestine and the Dead Sea, then Lebanon, then Syria. Heading inland into Syria, the Euphrates River moves southeastward to Iraq. The two greenish lakes are in Iraqi territory, Buhayrat ath Tharthar (above) and Lake Milh (below).

Returning to the south, Saudi Arabia is crossed by a bright orange swath of desert before arriving at the shores of the Red Sea. At the western extreme of this orange area, between Saudi Arabia and Israel/Palestine, is Jordan.

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