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Amazon Rainforest Around Peru-Brazil Border

8.1S 70.7W

August 21st, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Peru and Brazil - August 5th, 2010

The image focuses on the border area between Peru (below) and the Brazilian state of Acre (above). The Peruvian territory reaches from the Pacific Coast, which is lined by thick white clouds, over the Andes Mountains, also partially cloud covered, and through part of the green Amazon Rainforest on the other side.

Continuing northeastward, one moves into Acre, which is covered mostly by the jungle of the Amazon Rainforest. The state is a well-known producer and exporter of rubber. The Acre River runs along the southern boundary of the state. Several other rivers can be seen in the upper part of this image, carrying tan sediments.

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