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On March 12, 2009, a NASA satellite captured a rare event: large–scale forest fires in the Himalaya Mountains of Nepal. This image — covering thousands of square miles in Nepal, India, and Tibet — shows the world’s highest mountain range, including the peaks of Mt. Everest and Annapurna. The fires, marked by red dots, are concentrated in northern Nepal at lower elevations of the Himalayas. Many small fires evident in southern Nepal may not be wildfires, but land-management blazes.

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