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Above: This picture of Africa's Okavango River is a compilation of three images taken by the Earth-observing Envisat satellite. The river originates in Angola, forming part of the Angola-Namibia border, and empties into the inland Okavango Delta in northern Botswana.

In this image, the river has formed a depression in the Kalahari basin, a semi-arid, lowland area that covers parts of Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Angola, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In Afrikaans, the Kalahari is called "Dorsland," which translates to "thirsty land."   Less «
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