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Mountainous Walls Around Lake Tanganyika, Eastern Africa

6.5S 29.6E

October 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Lake Tanganyika - October 3rd, 2011

This APM image shows the northern part of Lake Tanganyika, a rift lake shared by Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Zambia.

The lake is situated within the Western Rift of the geographic feature known as the Great Rift Valley formed by the tectonic East African Rift, and is confined by the mountainous walls of the valley. It is the largest rift lake in Africa and the second largest lake by volume in the world.

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