While most of Algeria is desert, along the Mediterranean coast, hills and mountains abound. On Dec. 17, 2010 the Advanced Land Imager (ALI) on NASA's Earth Observing-1 (EO-1) satellite captured this natural-color image of the green hills. The Oued Chelif River flows westward through this area, taking a meandering path toward the sea, with riverbanks and valleys lined with vegetation. The lush vegetated areas alternate with bare rock, creating a mixture of green, brown, brick and beige.
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