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White Arc of the Alps Across Southern Europe

46.4N 6.5E

July 13th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains, Rivers

Italy, France and Switzerland - June 30th, 2010

Italy, France and Switzerland - June 30th, 2010

The peaks of the Alps create a white arc across this image of France (left), Switzerland (central – upper right) and Italy (lower right). A very small part of Germany can be seen in the upper right corner.

A large valley is visible in Italy below the mountains, with the city of Turin standing out as a grey area in the full image. Numerous other cities and town can be seen as well, speckled across the green of the lowlands.

On the other side of the mountains are several bodies of water of note. Running across France, through the city of Arles, and emptying into the Mediterranean Sea is the River Rhône. Near the base of the Alps are two large lakes: Lake Geneva (dark blue) and Lake Constance (turquoise).

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