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Brahmaputra River Emptying Sediments into Bay of Bengal, by Bangladesh

21.8N 90.1E

January 13th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Bangladesh - January 8th, 2010

Bangladesh - January 8th, 2010

Sediments from several rivers enter the Bay of Bengal and create a thick tan stain in its waters off the coasts of Bangladesh (center) and northeastern India (lower left). The most prominent of these rivers is the Brahmaputra, appearing as a tan ribbon flowing downwards from the upper right quadrant. The Ganges River can also be seen, entering from the center left.

To the north of the snow-capped Himalayas is part of the Tibetan lakes region, in China, on the Tibetan Plateau. South of the mountains the fertile land of India and Bangladesh appears hazy to due smoke from agricultural fires.

Other visible countries include Myanmar (right), Bhutan (in the mountains, just north of Bangladesh) and Nepal (also in the mountains, to the left, between Tibet and India).

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