Niger River in Mali
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Niger River in Mali

June 20, 2004
Coursing through parched, landlocked Mali in Western Africa, the Niger River skirts the edge of the dune-striped Sahara before turning sharply south to join the Bani River. At the confluence of the two rivers is an inland delta complete with narrow, twisting waterways, lagoons, and tiny islands. This scene was acquired by the ASTER instrument on NASA's Terra satellite on August 2, 2003.

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