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Persian Gulf Between Dry Desert and Snowy Mountains

29.6N 48.5E

February 19th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains, Rivers, Sediments

Saudi Arabia - January 17th, 2011

Sediments pour from the Shatt al-Arab River into the northern end of the Persian Gulf, by Iraq. In the full image, these sediments change from greyish tan, to vivid green, to bright teal, before dispersing into the dark blue waters of the gulf.

The gulf is flanked by desert in Saudi Arabia to the west. Some clusters of circular fields can be seen near the western banks in the full image. In contrast to the dry, flat desert, snowcapped mountains can be seen in Iran, to the northeast of the gulf.

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