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Syria, Turkey, and Iraq

May 24, 2007

On May 13, 2007, a dust storm formed over the borders of Syria, Turkey, and Iraq. The MODIS on NASA's Terra satellite took this picture the same day.

This image shows a beige dust plume, thick in the west where it is partially obscured by clouds, and thinner in the east. Besides the dust and clouds overhead, the image shows some details of the underlying landscape, including the relative greenness of Turkey compared to its arid neighbors. The image also shows the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers.

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