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Image Caption: AST9-566 AST9-565 Kara Kum Desert, Tyub- Karagan Peninsula (1),
Shoreline South of Tyub-Karagan Peninsula

Sunglint outlines eddies (2) and waves (3) hitting the eastern Caspian
coast. Due to the arid climate, there is little sediment influx into
the sea. White areas (4) are salt-filled depressions which were once
flooded with seawater, but subsequently evaporated. This area is a
major oil, gas and coal producer; roads and settlements in this
otherwise desolate landscape (5) support this industry.