12. The Horn of Africa

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Visible in this image of northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula are most of Egypt (left of center), including the Nile Valley, the Red Sea (slightly above center), Israel, and Jordan.
In the center, below the coastal cloud, is Khartoum, at the confluence of the Blue Nile and the White Nile.
Somalia (lower right) is partly covered by clouds.
December 9, 1992. Range, 500,000 kilometers (310,000 miles).

This color image of North-East Africa and Arabia was taken as Galileo left the Earth en route to Jupiter.

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