London. Infrared satellite image of London, capital city of the United Kingdom. North is at the top. In the infrared range, green vegetation appears bright red, wooded areas are red/brown, water is blue/black, and buildings are light blue/grey. The River Thames winds from west to east through the city. Reservoirs lie to the north, west, and southwest of the city. Several large parks lie close to the city's centre. London is one of the world's leading financial and tourism centres. Image taken by the French SPOT-2 satellite in June.
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