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Caucasus Mts.
rise north of mount ararat between the black sea and caspian sea
Atlas Mts.
extends across morocco and Algeria
Arabian Peninsula
to the east the red sea and the gulf of Aden separates the Arabian Peninsula from Africa.
Persian Gulf
frames this peninsula on the east and the Arabian sea borders it to the south
Sinai Peninsula
to the northwest the Gulf of Suez and the Gulf of Aqaba flank the Sinai Peninsula
Dead Sea
the smallest of these sits at the mouth of the Jordan River
Caspian Sea
Located in Central Asia the Caspian Sea is the largest inland body of water on Earth.
Aral Sea
East of the Caspian Sea is the Aral Sea.
Nile River
Located in Egypt this is the world's longest river at 4,160 miles (6,693km).
Tigris River
is the eastern member of the two great rivers that define Mesopotamia, the other being the Euphrates. The river flows south from the mountains of southeastern Turkey through Iraq.
Euphrates River
a river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations.
Sahara
The largest desert in the world at about 3.5 square miles it covers most of North America.
Pastoralism
the raising and grazing of livestock is a way of life for people live in a steppe climate.