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Mountains and Lava Plains by Lake Edward, DRC

0.5S 29.3E

August 17th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Democratic Republic of the Congo - July 27th, 2010

Visible in the upper right quadrant is part of Lake Edward, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The lake, located in the western Great Rift Valley, lies at an elevation of 920 metres.

The western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley towers up to 2000 m above the western shore of the lake. The southern and eastern shores are flat lava plains. The contrast between these high, rugged mountains and flat plains of lava can be clearly observed in this orthorectified image.

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