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Fires in West Africa
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Fires in West Africa

February 12, 2013
The west-central Africa fire season is currently underway, and widespread biomass burning is apparent in this true-color Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image from the Aqua satellite captured on January 3, 2003. Countries pictured are (clockwise from top left) Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, and the Gambia. Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC