|The Middle East: Shuttle image facing east.|
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West - SE Mediterranean, Egypt & the Nile Delta. In this picture, the river is barely distinguishable from the area of cultivation on each bank as the river meanders south. Below the Delta, the Fayum can be seen to the west of the Nile, & Aswan, to the right edge of the picture. The distance from the Delta to Aswan is more than 1,000km.
Centre - The Sinai Peninsula points
down towards the Red Sea, through which runs the tectonic fault-line that
divides the continents of Africa & Asia.
East - The Levant & the Arabian Peninsular, includes (north to south), Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia.
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