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Figure 23. Photograph 84-701-047. The volcano line now lies along the right foreground. The Chaman fault extends for 300 miles along the base of the folded and faulted Suleiman Ranges. At the north (left) end of the Chaman fault lies Kabul, capital of Afghanistan.

The Helmand River flows into the desert from the mountains beyond (Qandahar is at the desert edge of the mountains), past the lake (Gowd-e-Zereh) and turns north to empty into another lake on the Iran-Afghanistan border (just off left side of the picture). The Hindu Kush and Pamir Mountains lie along the horizon on the left and the Himalaya Mountains on the right.

A detailed trip along the Arabian Plate boundary structures can be found at the following URL: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/handbooks/arabianpages/mainframe.htm.