STS003-17-816
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Image Caption: The southern part of Iraq (30.0N, 48.0E) at the Hawr al Hammar lakes and marshlands where the mouths of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers enter the northern Persian Gulf and serve as a border between Iraq and Iran seen at the left. The neighboring oil rich countries of Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are at the headwaters of the Gulf and extend into the background.