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Satellite Image of Iraq and Iran

Satellite Image of Iraq and Iran

This National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) satellite image is called a Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). It shows numerous oil-well flares (the burning off of combustible gases associated with oil) in southern Iraq (center) as well as physical characteristics of the land.  Included in this photograph are the countries of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kuwait, and Iran.

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