Cairo. Infrared satellite image of Cairo, capital city of Egypt, with the River Nile running through it. North is at top. In the infrared range buildings appear light grey, green vegetation is red, water is blue/black and sand appears yellow. At lower left is the suburb of Giza; the pyramids of Giza are located where the town meets the desert. At upper right is Cairo airport and the suburb of Heliopolis. The agriculture around Cairo is achieved by extensive irrigation. Image taken by the French SPOT satellite in April.
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