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Interwoven Channels of the Brahmaputra River, India and Bangladesh

26.7N 93.8E

November 28th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

China, India, Bangladesh - November 7th, 2010

The Brahmaputra River runs down from the Himalayas, across northeastern India and into Bangladesh, where it is known as the Jamuna River. The river appears as a thick, greyish line in the thumbnail; however, a series of intricately interwoven channels can be observed upon opening the full image.

The Brahmaputra/Jamuna flows south, merging with other rivers along its course. When it finally reaches the Bay of Bengal, it is called the Meghna River. At the bottom of the full image, thick tan sediments can be observed as they spill from the Meghna and other rivers into the bay.

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