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Like swirls of paint on an enormous canvas, shallow lakes, mudflats, and
salt marshes share the sinuous valleys on Iran’s largely uninhabitated
Dasht-e Kavir, or Great Salt Desert.
This image was acquired by Landsat 7’s
Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM+) sensor.
Image provided by the
USGS EROS Data Center Satellite Systems
Branch as part of the Earth as Art II image series