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Asir Mountains, Saudi Arabia

Asir Mountains, Saudi Arabia

The Asir Mountains are the southwestern edge of the topographical high created by the slanted Arabian Shield. Across the Red Sea, similar Neoproterozoic rocks exist in northeast Africa as part of the Nubian Shield, which rifted from the Arabian Shield during the Eocene about 40 million years ago. Most of this image is in the coastal lowlands adjacent to the Asir Mountains, including Muhayil (bottom right) the city situated along Wadi Taiah, which runs across the image.

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