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Sun Glint Highlighting Casamance, Farim and Geba Rivers, West Africa – April 5th, 2012

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April 5th, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

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Sun glint highlights rivers entering the Atlantic Ocean along the coast of West Africa, from Senegal to Guinea Bissau. Visible crossing the upper portion of the image is the Casamance River, in the southern portion of Senegal between The Gambia and Guinea-Bissau. It flows westward along a path about 200 miles (320 km) in length.

Visible towards the middle of the image is the Farim River, in Guinea Bissau, also known as the Cacheu along its lower length. Its total length is about 257 km. It runs west and broadens into an estuary, which appears silvery here due to the sun glint.

Visible at the bottom of the image is the wide estuary of the Geba River, with a total width of about 10 miles (16 km). The Geba rises in Guinea, passes through Senegal, and reaches the Atlantic Ocean in Guinea-Bissau. It is about 340 miles (550 km) in total length.

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