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Fires in Western Africa

Caption: Fires are raging in northwestern Africa, and were spotted from space on Dec. 31, 2012, using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua Satellite.

Credit: NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Lynn Jenner

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