Orbital View: A Flood Devastates Southern Nigeria

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Via NASA's Terra satellite:

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The Benue and Niger Rivers appeared as thin ribbons of dark blue when Terra photographed them on October 20, 2008. They were bloated, raging forces of nature four years later--flooding on the two rivers has displaced 1.3 million people, and killed over 400, since July.

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