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Andes Mountains Dividing High Arid Terrain from Low Vegetated Plains, South America

22.6S 67.2W

November 14th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Salt Flats

Argentina - November 5th, 2010

The Andes Mountains run down the center of this image of Bolivia (above), Chile (lower left) and Argentina (lower right), neatly dividing the lower, more fertile terrain to the east from the arid, high plateaus to the west.

The bright white area in the upper left corner is the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia. The green area in the lower right corner is Mar Chiquita, a salt lake in Argentina.

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