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Himalayas_to_Ganges

Satellite image of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, draining south from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal.

Source to sink: the Himalayas in the north, the Ganges Delta to the South. Source: NASA’s Earth Observatory

Satellite image of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers, draining south from the Himalayas into the Bay of Bengal. The muddy waters at the mouth are a testament to the amount of sediment that the rivers transport out of the mountains.

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